Event Details

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner

January 26, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner

CommUNITY: Justice. Equity. Love

Wednesday, January 26 | 6:00PM

Judge Miller was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas on April 18, 2008 and served as chief judge from 2012 to 2019. Before joining the federal bench, he served as an associate judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.


Miller was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in Helena, Arkansas. He entered the United States Navy seventeen days after graduating from Helena-West Helena Central High School and served as a boatswains mate on the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey from 1985 to 1989. After being honorably discharged, he earned an Associate of Art from Phillips College in 1991. He graduated with honors from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1995.


After law school, Judge Miller was associated with Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. in Memphis, Tennessee. While practicing part-time with Martin Tate, he served as city judge for Holly Grove, Arkansas; city attorney for the cities of Helena, Lakeview and Edmondson, Arkansas; deputy prosecuting attorney for Phillips County, Arkansas; legal counsel for the Helena-West Helena School District; and legal counsel for the East Arkansas Family Health Center in West Memphis, Arkansas.


Judge Miller chairs the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Judicial Resources. He has also chaired the Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics and has served on the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council. He is president of the Centennial Church Foundation and is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Helena. He is married to Monique and has four children, Adrianne, Alexandria, Brian David and Eliza.

Doors: 5:00PM

Event: 6:00PM


Dinner tickets are $20 each or $160 for a table of eight


100 FREE dinner tickets for SEMO students will be available at the Center for Student Involvement in the UC. Additional student tickets are $5 each.

For more information on sponsorship levels please email mlkcommittee@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2626.

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