John Ainsworth Mills family papers, 1799-2002 (bulk 1844-1965).


John Ainsworth Mills family papers, 1799-2002 (bulk 1844-1965).

The collection consists of a variety of items from various periods in the family's history. The most complete segment is the photographic documentation of the Low family in the mid 19th century. Included here are portraits from the Matthew Brady studio in New York City. Mainly represented in the albums are the children and grandchildren of Seth Low (1782-1853) and Mary Porter Low (1786-1872). Among the manuscript materials are two legal documents concerning the slaves of William Mills (1757-1839), of Smithtown, New York. Appointment diaries of Abbot Low Mills, Jr. document his activities as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

2.75 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7677050

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Low, Seth, 1782-1853 (person)

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Mills, Ellen Porter Low, 1827-1898 (person)

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Mills, Katherine Ainsworth, 1903-1993. (person)

Mills, Abbot Low, 1898-1986 (person)

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 o...

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Ainsworth, Belle. (person)

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Mills, John Ainsworth, 1930- (person)

John Ainsworth (Jack) Mills, Portland banker and civic leader, was born in Portland, Oregon, on September 25, 1930, the son of Abbot Low Mills, Jr. (1898-1986) and Katherine Ainsworth Mills (1903-1993). He is descended from the Low family of Brooklyn, New York, which achieved great prominence in shipping and overseas trade. Family members included: Seth Low (1782-1853) and his wife Mary Porter Low (1786-1872), and their children. A grandson, Seth Low (1850-1916), was a well-regarded political fi...

McCall, Tom, 1913-1983 (person)

Tom Lawson McCall (1913-1983) was a journalist and television commentator who served Oregon as Secretary of State (1965-1967) and as one of its most prominent Governors (1967-1975). He focused on quality of life issues, such as the Bottle Bill, cleaning up industrial water pollution, and preserving public access to Oregon's beaches. He hosted a national governor's conference during his tenure and was active in the national Republican Party. From the description of Tom Lawson McCall P...

Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 (person)

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