A 1997 Isthmus profile noted that Midge Miller's résumé seemed larger than a single life: "a student at the Yale Divinity School, a postwar missionary in Japan, a widowed mother of four, a remarried mother of nine, an assistant dean of anthropology at UW-Madison, an anti-Vietnam War activist, a seven-term state legislator, a trailblazing feminist, the founder and chair of Madison's only independent think tank, and something close to an institution among Madison progressives and liberals."
Miller also helped found the National Women's Political Caucus and served on the Democratic National Committee. She had, Gloria Steinem told Isthmus, "incredible amounts of constructive activity, like an energy cell."
When she died in 2009 at age 86, John Nichols wrote: "Midge Miller changed America and the world. She made presidents quake in their boots. She made political parties reflect the will of their members rather than the bosses. She made a place for women in the electoral process - and in the governing of the land. Then she got busy."