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Newt Virgus MILLS

(1899-1996)

MILLS, Newt Virgus, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish, La., September 27, 1899; attended the public schools of his native city, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute at Ruston, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Normal College at Natchitoches, and Spencer Business College, New Orleans, La.; also studied law; taught school at Mer Rouge, La., 1921-1932; supervisor of public accounts of Louisiana, 1933-1936; also engaged in agricultural pursuits, cattle raising, real estate, and oil; colonel on the staff of the Governor in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifty, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed interests in the oil and gas business, cotton planting, and the building supply business; was a resident of Monroe, La., until his death on May 15, 1996.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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