Wilmer Mizell

Wilmer David Mizell (* August 13 1930 in Vinegar Bend, Washington County, Alabama, † February 21, 1999 in Kerrville, Texas ) was an American politician and athlete. Between 1969 and 1975 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Wilmer Mizell attended until 1949 the High School in Leakesville, Mississippi. Between 1953 and 1954 he served in the United States Army. Between 1949 and 1963 he was with the disruption caused by his military service, professional baseball player. The left-handed pitcher, who was nicknamed " Vinegar Bend " because he started there with the baseball games, played from 1952 in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals as a starter. In 1959 he took after a good first half of the season, the first and only time at the All-Star Game in part - Time magazine described him in 2007 as one of the ten worst All-Stars of all time, because it very in the remaining season in 1959 with an ERA of 5.94 weak cast. In the season of 1960 he transferred to the Pittsburgh Pirates, for in 1960 he himself, although in his only use as a starter in Game 3 contributed a loss in the World Series, but with whom he after the 4-3 victory over the Yankees the championship title celebrated. During the 1962 season he moved to the New York Mets, where he was almost exclusively used as a reliever in the same year and ended his career. Overall, had " Vinegar Bend " Mizell 268 major league operations, in which he scored a 3.85 ERA and a brief Winning record of 90-88.

Between 1963 and 1967 Mizell worked in Winston- Salem for Pepsi in sales management and public relations. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. He became a member in 1966 and Chairman of the County Council in Davidson County. In the congressional elections of 1968 he was in the fifth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Nick Galifianakis on January 3, 1969. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1975 three legislative periods. During this time, ended the Vietnam War. In 1974 the work of the Congress of the Watergate scandal overshadowed the hurt party and micelle has mitbeigetragen also being voted out this year.

Between 1975 and 1976 Mizell worked in the U.S. Department of Commerce as head of economic developments. In 1976 he unsuccessfully sought his return to Congress. During the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) Mizell served as Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture. He then worked under President George Bush for Veterans Affairs. He was also a director ( executive director ) of the präsidentialen Fitness Commission. Wilmer Mizell spent his life in Midway. He died during a visit to Texas.