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Wilbur Daigh Mills
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Sex:M
Age:82
Birth Date:May 24, 1909
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Died Date:May 2, 1992
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Occupation:US Politician

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WILBUR DAIGH MILLS
Wilbur Daigh Mills

Biography: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. He was the son of Ardra Pickens Mills and Daigh Mills.

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. He studied constitutional law at Harvard University, under Felix Frankfurter, before he was nominated and confirmed as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court and was admitted to the bar in 1933.

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.

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.

His accomplishments in Congress included playing a large role in the creation of the Medicare program. Mills initially had reservations about the program because he was worried about the eventual cost of the program, but eventually shepherded it through Congress and had a large hand in shaping its program. 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. He was clearly a fiscal conservative and a liberal on social policy.

Friends of Mills launched a significant movement to draft him for President of the United States in the 1972 Democratic primaries.

Unfortunately, Mills is better known for a scandal involving a drunken incident on October 7, 1974, with an Argentine stripper known as Fanne Foxe. Mills car, driven by a former Nixon staffer, was stopped by US Park police late at night because the driver had not turned on the lights. Mills was intoxicated and his face was cut from a scuffle with Foxe. When police approached the car, Foxe leapt from the car and jumped into the nearby Tidal Basin. Mills acknowledged his alcoholism, sought treatment at the West Palm Beach Institute, joined AA, and resigned as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Mills is one of numerous public officials known to have drinking problems during the time. {http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_n12_v19/ai_6306545} Despite the scandal, he was re-elected in 1974 by 60e did not seek reelection in 1976.

Wilbur Mills died on May 2, 1992, in Searcy, Arkansas. Mills is buried at Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Arkansas.

Various schools, highways, and other structures in Arkansas are named after Mills.


Chinese Horoscope for Wilbur Daigh Mills
Includes characteristics and Vices
Wilbur Daigh Mills's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 22, 1909 - February 09, 1910
Birthday: May 24, 1909

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Resilience
Enthusiasm
Candor
Conservatism
Chic
Humor
Vices:
Cockiness
Boastfulness
Blind Faith
Pedantry
Bossiness
Dissipation


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Wilbur Daigh Mills's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: May 24, 1909

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Wilbur Daigh Mills's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: May 24, 1909

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Wilbur Daigh Mills's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: May 24, 2010

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

 

 

 

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