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Wilbur Daigh Mills (May 24, 1909 – May 2, 1992) was an American politician in the Democratic Party who represented Arkansas's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1939 to 1977. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1974, he was often called “the most powerful man in Washington.” Born in Kensett, Arkansas, Mills pursued a legal career and helped run his father's bank after graduating from Harvard Law School. He served as the county judge of White County, Arkansas before winning election to the United States House of Representatives in 1938. As Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Mills played a large role in the establishment of Medicare. He also helped pass the Tax Reform Act of 1969, which created the alternative minimum tax. Mills ran for president in 1972, championing an automatic Cost of Living adjustment to Social Security, but he performed poorly in the Democratic primaries. After two public incidents with a stripper named Fanne Foxe, he declined to seek re-election in 1976. After leaving office, he returned to the practice of law and helped establish a center for the treatment of alcoholism.
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Various schools, highways, and other structures in Arkansas are named for Mills: Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School in Sweet Home, Pulaski County, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Searcy, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Dam on the Arkansas River in Arkansas County and Desha County, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Campgrounds, Tichnor, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Freeway in Little Rock, Arkansas (Interstate 630) Wilbur D. Mills Avenue in Kensett, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Park in Bryant, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Building, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas Two Wilbur D. Mills Endowed Chairs on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, University of *Arkansas Medical Science Campus Wilbur D. Mills Education Services Cooperative, Beebe, Arkansas Mills Park Road, Bryant, Arkansas Mills Street, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Courts Building, Searcy, Arkansas Wilbur D. Mills Library, Arkansas School for the Deaf, Little Rock, Arkansas Sculptures of Mills are located at: Arkansas State Capitol Hendrix College, Mills Building, Mills Congressional Office Replica Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School, Sweet Home, Arkansas Wilbur Mills Treatment Center, Searcy, Arkansas Boswell Law Office, Bryant, Arkansas Kay Goss Office, Alexandria, Virginia John F. Kennedy Park, Greers Ferry Lock and Dam, Heber Springs, Arkansas
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