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Abbot Low Mills Jr. (1898-1986) was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at Harvard. His father, Abbot Low Mills, was president of the First National Bank of Portland. Mills, Jr. started working for the bank as a messenger in 1922 after graduating from college. He eventually became vice-president of the First National Bank of Portland, and vice-president and director of U. S. National Bank, Portland. In 1952, President Truman nominated Mills Jr. to serve on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System; he served until 1965.

Mills Jr. also served on committees analyzing Portland's financial condition under two different mayors and was a member of the Governor's Commission on Small Business. He also served on the Merit System Council of the Oregon State Welfare Commission. Mills Jr. and his wife, the former Katherine Ainsworth, were patrons of the arts, and he was a trustee of the Portland Art Association.

Source: Oregonian obituary, May 21, 1986.

From the guide to the Abbot Low Mills, Jr., Federal Reserve Board of Governors records, 1952-1965, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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referencedIn William R. Cotter Papers., undated, 1970-1981. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn James Louis Robertson Papers, 1869-1979, (bulk 1928-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Regan, Donald T. Papers, 1919-1993 (bulk 1981-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Donald T. Regan Papers, 1919-1993, (bulk 1981-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Mills, Ogden Livingston, b. 1884. Papers of Ogden Livingston Mills, 1920-1939 (bulk 1926-1933). Library of Congress
referencedIn Davis, Chester C. (Chester Charles), b. 1887. Reminiscences of Chester Charles Davis : oral history, 1953. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Edwards, Robert C. (Robert Cook), 1914-. Robert C. Edwards papers, 1942-1979, (bulk 1959-1979) Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Hamlin, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1861-1938. Charles S. Hamlin papers, 1869-1968 (bulk 1880-1938). Library of Congress
referencedIn Curtis, James Freeman, 1878-1952. Reminiscences of James Freeman Curtis : oral history, 1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lauchlin Bernard Currie Papers, and undated (bulk, ), 1931-1994, 1950-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn E. A. Goldenweiser Papers, 1911-1952, (bulk 1930-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lilly, David Maher, 1917-. David M. Lilly Papers, 1959-2007. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Bradford, Gamaliel, 1831-1911,. Papers relating to banking, 1823-1970 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Benjamin Everett Jordan Papers, 1896-1974 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Regan, Donald T. Papers of Donald T. Regan, 1919-1993 (bulk 1981-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Teeters, Nancy H. Papers, 1950-1990, 1960-1990. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Burns, Arthur F., 1904-1987. Arthur Frank Burns papers, 1929-2003 and undated, bulk 1953-1981. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Letters, 1941-1942, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles S. Hamlin Papers, 1869-1968, (bulk 1880-1938) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953. Papers of Adolph Caspar Miller, 1913-1947. Library of Congress
referencedIn Furth, J. Herbert (Joseph Herbert), b. 1899. Josef Herbert Furth papers, 1932-1981. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Morrill, Chester, 1885-. Reminiscences of Chester Morrill : oral history, 1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Goldenweiser, E. A. (Emanuel Alexandrovich), 1883-1953. E.A. Goldenweiser papers, 1911-1952 (bulk 1930-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Olson, Mark Walter, 1943-. Overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities in Indian country : remarks / by Mark W. Olson. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
creatorOf Abbot Low Mills, Jr., Federal Reserve Board of Governors records, 1952-1965 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Wood, Ralph C. (Ralph Clinton), 1911-1994. Ralph C. Wood papers, 1931-1992. Herbert Hoover Library
referencedIn Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Papers of Carter Glass [manuscript], 1858-1946, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Correspondence, n.d., from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Samuelson, Paul A. (Paul Anthony), 1915-2009. Paul A. Samuelson papers, 1933-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Wright, Steele. Steele Wright papers, 1943-1975. Stephen F. Austin State University, East Texas Research Center
referencedIn Wyatt, Walter, 1893-1978. Papers of Walter Wyatt [manuscript], 1916-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Terry Sanford Papers, 1926-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Warburg, Paul M. (Paul Moritz), 1868-1932. Paul Moritz Warburg papers, 1904-1932 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn David M. Lilly papers., 1959-2007. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Draper, Ernest Gallaudet, 1885-1954. Ernest Gallaudet Draper papers, 1920-1953 (bulk 1928-1953). Library of Congress
creatorOf Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Survey of foreign exchange operations of U.S. banks / Board of Governors' of the Federal Reserve System. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
referencedIn Rovensky, John E. (John Edward), 1880-1970. John E. Rovensky Papers, 1920-1968 (bulk 1920-1929) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Adolph Caspar Miller Papers, 1913-1947 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Willis, Henry Parker, 1874-1937. Papers, 1863-1937. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ernest Gallaudet Draper Papers, circa 1919-1955, (bulk 1928-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Burns, Arthur F., 1904-1987. person
associatedWith Cotter, William R. person
associatedWith Currie, Lauchlin Bernard person
associatedWith Curtis, James Freeman, 1878-1952. person
associatedWith Davis, Chester C. (Chester Charles), b. 1887. person
associatedWith Draper, Ernest Gallaudet, 1885-1954. person
associatedWith Eccles, Marriner S. 1890-1977. person
associatedWith Edwards, Robert C. (Robert Cook), 1914- person
associatedWith Furth, J. Herbert (Joseph Herbert), b. 1899. person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Goldenweiser, E. A. (Emanuel Alexandrovich), 1883-1953. person
associatedWith Greer, Guy. person
associatedWith Hamlin, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1861-1938. person
associatedWith Hansen, Alvin H. 1887-1975 person
associatedWith Jordan, Benjamin Everett person
associatedWith Lilly, David Maher, 1917-. person
associatedWith Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953. person
associatedWith Mills, Abbot Low, 1898-1986 person
associatedWith Mills, Ogden Livingston, b. 1884. person
associatedWith Morrill, Chester, 1885- person
associatedWith Olson, Mark Walter, 1943- person
associatedWith Regan, Donald T. person
associatedWith Robertson, James Louis, 1907- person
associatedWith Rovensky, John E. (John Edward), 1880-1970. person
associatedWith Samuelson, Paul A. (Paul Anthony), 1915-2009. person
correspondedWith Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998 person
associatedWith Teeters, Nancy H. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing. corporateBody
associatedWith Warburg, Paul M. (Paul Moritz), 1868-1932. person
associatedWith Willis, Henry Parker, 1874-1937. person
associatedWith Wood, Ralph C. (Ralph Clinton), 1911-1994. person
associatedWith Wright, Steele. person
associatedWith Wyatt, Walter, 1893-1978. person
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Foreign exchange--Accounting
Banks and banking--United States--History--20th century
Banks and banking, Central--United States
Business, Industry, and Labor
Foreign exchange
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Banks and banking, International
Banks and banking, American
Monetary policy--United States--History--20th century
Bankers--United States
Federal Reserve banks
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