Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, left and Linda I. Walden, M.D., president and founder of the Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Foundation, right, unveil a sign dedicating a portion of Ga 93 South as the Jackie Robinson Memorial Highway during a ceremony at Cairo High School in Cairo, Ga. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997. The baseball legend was born in Cairo. (AP Photo/Thomasville Times Enterprise, Bobby Haven)
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller holds up both the Georgia-Alabama water pact and the Georgia-Florida water pact after he signed both documents during a live video conference with Alabama Gov. Fob James at Miller's office in the Capitol in Atlanta Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997. The legislation sets up a program in which Georgia, Alabama and Florida will be able to work out agreements on the allocation of water resources common to the three states. Miller is flanked by Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard, left, and Speaker of the Georgia House Tom Murphy, right. The disputes are still ongoing 20 years later. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller , center at podium, signs into law a $205 million tax cut as Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard (center, blue tie) and State Sen. Mark Taylor, (far right, tall guy ) applaud on Jan. 28, 1997 .
Former governor Zell Miller shares a laugh with students while waiting for his first political science class to begin at Emory University on Jan. 12, 1999. The class, 'Southern Governors in a Time of Change', examined the South from the 1950's until the present, with an emphasis on several governors who made a significant difference, either positive or negative. Also explored will be their elections, their styles of leadership, their priorities and the things they left undone. RICH ADDICKS/STAFF
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U.S. Sen. and former Georgia Gov.Zell Miller on the porch of the home his mother built in Young Harris with the two family yellow labs, Gus, at left in red collar, and Woodrow, at right in blue collar on Nov, 2, 2000. (KIMBERLY SMITH/AJC staff)
Zell Miller (seated), with his wife Shirley by his side, receives a third standing ovation on June 26, 2013 at a ceremony to honor the 20th anniversary of the Georgia Lottery. Miller’s plan to use lottery funds for college scholarships and pre-kindergarten classes made him very popular in the state. In late June 1993, Gov. Zell Miller bought the first lottery ticket ever sold in Georgia. Twenty years later to the day, Gov. Nathan Deal and other dignitaries gathered at the University of Georgia Zell B. Miller Learning Center to honor the lottery and Miller. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM