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Wilbur Daigh MILLS

(1909-1992)

MILLS, Wilbur Daigh, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Kensett, White County, Ark., May 24, 1909; attended the public schools; Hendrix College, Conway, Ark., and the law department of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Searcy, Ark.; served as county and probate judge of White County, Ark., 1934-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1977); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Eighty-fifth through Ninety-third Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-sixth through Ninety-third Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; tax consultant for the Washington office of Shea, Gould, Climenko & Casey, a New York law firm; was a resident of Kensett, Ark., until his death in Searcy, Ark., on May 2, 1992.

Bibliography

Zelizer, Julian E. Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1745-1975. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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

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