MILLS, Wilbur Daigh

MILLS, Wilbur Daigh
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object


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; interment in Kensett Cemetery, Kensett, White County, Ark.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 4 letters (1970-1974) in the Bella S. Abzug collection. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 1 letter (February 18, 1958) in the Council on Religion and International Affairs papers. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 1 letter (March 11, 1971) in the Whitney M. Young collection. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

Hendrix College
Mills Center

Conway, AR
Papers: 1939-1977. 300 cubic feet. Congressional, business, and personal papers and correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia. Closed for processing.

John F. Kennedy Library

Boston, MA
Oral History: 18 pages.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Oral History: November 2, 1971. 52 pages.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Manley, John F. "Wilbur D. Mills; A Study in Congressional Influence." American Political Science Review 63 (June 1969): 442-64.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Looking at Congress: Wilbur D. Mills, Democratic Representative from Arkansas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Ways and Means - Chair
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