Newt V. Mills

Newt Virgus Mills ( born September 27, 1899 in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; † 15 May 1996 Monroe, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1943 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Newt Mills attended the public schools of his home and then the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston. He then continued his education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Normal College in Natchitoches and the Spencer Business College in New Orleans. In addition, he was still studying law. Between 1921 and 1932, Mills was a teacher in Mer Rouge; 1933-1936 he worked as a budget examiner ( Supervisor of Public Accounts ) of the State of Louisiana operates. At the same time Mills engaged in various other industries such as ranching, real estate business and the oil industry. In 1936 he was on the staff of the Governor of Louisiana.

Politically Mills was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1936 he was in the fifth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Riley J. Wilson on January 3, 1937. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1943 three legislative periods. There more New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt initially. Since December 1941, the work of the Congress of the events of World War II was determined.

In 1942, Newt Mills has not been nominated by his party for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the following years he worked in the oil and gas industry. He also dealt with the cultivation of cotton and the procurement of materials for the construction industry. Until his death in 1996 he lived in Monroe.