The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Mills, Roger Quarles

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MILLS, Roger Quarles, American lawyer and politician: b. Todd County, Ky., 30 March 1832; d. 1911. He moved to Texas in 1849 and studied law; was admitted to the bar at 20, the Texan legislature removing the disability of minority; and began practice at Corsicana. In 1859 he was elected to the Texas legislature. On the outbreak of the Civil War be joined the Confederate service and fought throughout the war. In 1872 he was elected to Congress as a Democrat, serving till 1892; he was chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and drafted the Mills Tariff Bill, which, however failed to become a law. In 1892 he was elected to the Senate to fill an unexpired term and in 1893 was re-elected for the full term of six years.