Mills

Mills

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Mills, Clark, 1810-83, American sculptor, b. Onondaga co., N.Y. Self-taught in art, he designed and in 1852 cast in an experimental foundry the statue of General Jackson for Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Mills had never seen his subject nor an equestrian statue. The daring pose of the horse was a mechanical triumph. Later Mills made a colossal statue of Washington on horseback, and he cast in his foundry Thomas Crawford's Armed Freedom for the Capitol dome.
Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright Mills), 1916-62, American sociologist, b. Waco, Tex. He studied at the Univ. of Texas (A.B., M.A., 1939) and the Univ. of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1942) and spent his academic career (1946-62) as a professor at Columbia Univ. A controversial figure, Mills advocated a comparative world sociology and criticized intellectuals for not using their freedom responsibly by working for social change. He was an advocate of an economic determinism heavily influenced by Karl Marx and Max Weber. His best-known book is The Power Elite (1956), in which he explained the power structure of postwar American society in terms of a ruling militarized corporate-capitalist oligarchy. Mills's other books include White Collar (1951), in which he discussed the propertyless middle-class workers who provided a vast staff for the ruling elite, The Sociological Imagination (1959), Listen, Yankee (1960), and The Marxists (1962).

See biography by I. L. Horowitz (1983); K. Mills and P. Mills, eds., C. Wright Mills: Letters and Autobiographical Writings (2000).

Mills, Ogden Livingston, 1884-1937, American political leader, b. Newport, R.I. He practiced law in New York City and became an active Republican party leader. He served (1914-17) in the New York state legislature and then (1921-27) in the U.S. Congress, where he was noted as a fiscal expert. He was appointed (1927) Under Secretary of the Treasury, succeeded Andrew Mellon as Secretary of the Treasury (Feb., 1932-Mar., 1933), and afterward severely criticized the New Deal. His works include Liberalism Fights On (1936) and The Seventeen Million (1937).
Mills, Robert, 1781-1855, American architect of the classic revival period, b. Charleston, S.C. From 1800 to 1820 he worked as an architect in Washington, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, being associated at different times with Thomas Jefferson, James Hoban, and B. H. Latrobe. He then returned to Charleston as state engineer and architect. In 1836, President Jackson appointed Mills architect of public buildings in Washington. In this post he was responsible for designing and supervising the construction of the Treasury Building in 1836 and the Patent Office and the Post Office (now the International Trade Commission), both begun in 1839. His design (1833) for the Washington Monument was executed (1848-84) without the base originally intended for it. Mills had planned to have the great obelisk superimposed upon a large Greek Doric Pantheon. He also designed the Washington Monument in Baltimore, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Monumental Church in Richmond, Va. Seeking to create a truly American architecture, Mills devised plans for public buildings that were highly practical. His buildings give the effect of great dignity and massiveness, corresponding to their solidity of construction.

See biography by H. M. P. Gallagher (1935).

(born Aug. 28, 1916, Waco, Texas, U.S.—died March 20, 1962, Nyack, N.Y.) U.S. sociologist. After studying at the University of Texas (B.A., M.A., 1939) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1941), Mills joined the faculty of Columbia University; there he became associated with the theories of Max Weber and with issues regarding the role of intellectuals in modern life, and he contributed to the development of a critical sociology in the U.S. and abroad. Mills believed social scientists should shun “abstracted empiricism” and become activists on behalf of social change. His radical analysis of U.S. business and society appeared in White Collar (1951) and The Power Elite (1956); other works include The Causes of World War Three (1958) and The Sociological Imagination (1959). A colourful public figure, he wore black leather and rode a motorcycle. His death at 45 resulted from heart disease.

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(born Aug. 28, 1916, Waco, Texas, U.S.—died March 20, 1962, Nyack, N.Y.) U.S. sociologist. After studying at the University of Texas (B.A., M.A., 1939) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1941), Mills joined the faculty of Columbia University; there he became associated with the theories of Max Weber and with issues regarding the role of intellectuals in modern life, and he contributed to the development of a critical sociology in the U.S. and abroad. Mills believed social scientists should shun “abstracted empiricism” and become activists on behalf of social change. His radical analysis of U.S. business and society appeared in White Collar (1951) and The Power Elite (1956); other works include The Causes of World War Three (1958) and The Sociological Imagination (1959). A colourful public figure, he wore black leather and rode a motorcycle. His death at 45 resulted from heart disease.

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Mills is a town in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. It is a part of the Casper, Wyoming, metropolitan statistical area. The population was 2,591 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Mills is located at (42.846815, -106.378658).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.78%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,591 people, 1,161 households, and 700 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,555.4 people per square mile (599.0/km²). There were 1,272 housing units at an average density of 763.6/sq mi (294.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.98% White, 0.46% African American, 1.51% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.94% of the population.

There were 1,161 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,717, and the median income for a family was $33,105. Males had a median income of $29,728 versus $20,945 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,103. About 16.2% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people from Mills

Kelly Timberman 2004 NFR Bareback Champion,

Gene Meshechek 2002-2005 Casper Legion Baseball Program Coach/Assistant

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