Ill. Wilbur D. Mills, 33°, G.C.
Ill. Wilbur D. Mills, 33˚, G.C was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas from January 1939 to January 1977, becoming the longest-serving Congressman ever from our State. Brother Mills was born in Kensett, AR, he graduated from Hendricks College in Conway as salutatorian before going on to study constitutional law at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving his law degree and being admitted to the bar in 1933, Brother Mills began his political career in hometown local politics in White County serving as its 29th County Judge from 1935 to 1939. He went on to have a long and effective career in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving an outstanding thirty-eight years. Seventeen of those thirty-eight years were spent as Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, a post he held longer than any other person in U.S. history. Because of this fact, he was dubbed “the most powerful man in Washington.” It will be well worth your time to read the no-holds barred biography of Brother Mills by Kay C. Goss. Brother Mills served our country and our state with distinction for a lifetime but he had his demons as well. I truly believe that you will enjoy learning more about this brother that was able to win, lose and reconcile it all at the end. You can find this book on Smile.Amazon.com by typing in Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills