September 5, 2010
During his brief run for the U.S. presidency in 1972, congressman Wilbur Mills stated, When Im president, Ill be president of all the people. Mills, a Kensett (White County) native, was a member of Congress for thirty-eight years, much of the time as chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. He entered the Democratic primaries championing Social Security benefit increases. Going into the convention with little hope of victory, he did finish seventh out of the thirteen candidates receiving votes. Shown here is a Draft Wilbur Mills campaign brochure.