November 9, 1940
Prominent Methodist minister, educator (elected one of the nation’s youngest college presidents), and publisher Alexander Millar died in Little Rock (Pulaski County). In addition to his tireless promotion of education, Millar advocated the conservation and development of the state’s natural resources and recommended improvements in its railroads and highways. He was chairman of the state’s first Good Roads Convention, and his activities helped lead to the state constitutional amendment authorizing counties to levy road taxes. Later, he was appointed to the state forestry commission.