Casket of former Senate president arrives at State House

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The casket of the nation’s longest-serving state Senate president has arrived at the Maryland State House.

The body of Thomas V. Mike Miller arrived Thursday evening and will lie in state under the Capitol rotunda.

Public visitation has been scheduled for Friday at the State House.

Because of the pandemic, only invited guests can visit in person by appointment Friday from 8-11 a.m. and 3- 7 p.m. But the visitation is being streamed online.

A private funeral mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Clinton, Maryland, will also be streamed online.

Miller died last week from complications of prostate cancer.

He was 78. He served as Senate president for more than three decades, beginning in 1987. He announced he would step down in 2019 after being diagnosed with cancer.

He remained a senator for most of last year, and resigned in December.

WTOP’s Michelle Basch contributed to this report.

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