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Wilbur Daigh Mills (May 24, 1909-May 2, 1992), was a powerful Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arkansas. May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ...


Wilbur Daigh Mills was born on 24 May 1909 in Kensett, White County, Arkansas. Mills attended public schools and later graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He obtained his law degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the bar in 1933. May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Kensett is a city located in White County, Arkansas. ... White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... Hendrix College is a private college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and located in Conway, Arkansas. ... Conway is a city located in Faulkner County, Arkansas. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Mills served in the House of Representatives from 1939 to 1977 and served as the chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, a post he held longer than any other in American history. Mills was often termed "the most powerful man in Washington" during his tenure. The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Pre-Colonial America For details, see the main Pre-Colonial America article. ...


Mills served as County Judge of White County, Arkansas during the depression years and began a county-funded program to pay medical bill, prescription drugs, and hospital treatment for the poor. State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ...


After Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Mills signed "The Southern Manifesto" condemning the U.S. Supreme Court decision to desegregate the nation's public schools. Holding Racial segregation in public education violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; separate facilities are “inherently unequal. ... The Southern Manifesto was a document written in 1956 by legislators in the United States Congress opposed to racial integration in public places. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... This article needs cleanup. ...


His accomplishments in Congress included playing a large role in the creation of the Medicare program. Mills initially opposed the program but eventually shepherded it through Congress. Mills was also acknowledged as the primary tax expert in the Congress and a voice for the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Mills favored a conservative fiscal policy and a balanced budget but also supported various liberal programs. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... Medicare is a health insurance program for the elderly and disabled in the USA. It was first passed on July 30, 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson as amendments to Social Security legislation. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ...


Mills ran for President of the United States in the 1972 Democratic primaries. The President of the United States (unofficially abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Mills is best known for a scandal involving a drunken incident on October 7, 1974, with an Argentine stripper known as Fanne Foxe. Mills was stopped by Washington, D.C., police late at night and found to be intoxicated. His face was bloody from a scuffle with Foxe. When police approached the car, Foxe leapt from the car and jumped into the nearby Tidal Basin. Mills was forced to resign his seat on the Ways and Means Committee. Despite the scandal, he was re-elected in 1974. He did not seek reelection in 1976. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Fanne Foxe (b. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ...


Wilbur Mills died on May 2, 1992, in Searcy, Arkansas. Mills is buried at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Arkansas. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Searcy is a city located in White County, Arkansas. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ...


Various schools, highways, and other structures are named after Mills in Arkansas. State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ...


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Wilbur Daigh Mills (1909-1992) (570 words)
Wilbur Mills was a powerful Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Arkansas.
Mills was also acknowledged as the primary tax expert in the Congress and a voice for the Tax Reform Act of 1969.
Mills is buried at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Arkansas.
Wilbur Mills Information (524 words)
Wilbur Daigh Mills was born on 24 May, 1909 in Kensett, (White County, Kensett was the first public school in Arkansas to integrate, under Mr.
Mills' father as first superintendent and then as chair of the school board and always the banker for the school district.) Mills attended public schools in Kensett, graduated from Searcy High School as validictorian and later graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansasas salutarian and high honors.
Mills is buried at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Arkansas.
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