Biographical Chronology

N.B. APM = Abbott Paige Mills

1889APM is born October 23 in South Williamstown, the third and last child of Charles A. and Clara Paige Mills.
1903-07APM attends Pittsfield High School.
1907-11APM attends Williams College. He plays varsity baseball all four years, is sophomore Class President, a member of the Banjo Club, Gargoyle Society, the debate team, and is elected Class Day President.
1911APM graduates from Williams, Phi Beta Kappa.
1911-12APM plays professional baseball for one season with the Cleveland team (before it is known as the Indians).
1912APM plays briefly with the New Orleans Pelicans.
1911-14APM attends Harvard Law School and is associate editor of the 'Harvard Law Review.'
1914-17APM works for the firm of Hurlburt, Jones, Cabot & Hall in Boston.
1917-19APM serves in the U.S. Army in the 304th Infantry stationed in France, and earns the rank of Captain.
1920APM works in Washington, DC as a member of the War Dept. Claims Board and decides to stay in Washington to practice privately administrative and general law.
1924APM marries Augustina David Carr of Charlottesville, VA on October 22.
1925Their daughter, Benair Mills, is born July 2.
1930Their daughter, Clara Mills, is born May 21.
1935Their daughter, Virginia Mills, is born September 11.
1935-36APM serves as the Chairman of the Williams College Alumni Fund.
1936APM establishes the firm of Underwood, Mills and Kilpatrick.
1937-39APM serves as Williams College Trustee.
1939-40APM is President of the Society of Alumni.
1940APM is elected to the All-Williams Team as third baseman.
1941APM works for the U.S. War Department Amortization Board.
1944APM, influenced by his youngest daughter, begins figure skating and eventually gains enough proficiency to win the 'Veteran's Dance' competition at Lake Placid, NY.
1953APM helps to establish the firm of Mills, Partridge and Harding.
1953-56APM serves as second Vice President and Eastern Chairman of the U.S. Figure Skating Association (USFSA).
1956-59APM serves as Finance Chairman for USFSA.
1959-69APM works for the firm of Mills, Harding and Nairn. He is also elected to the All-Time Williams Team as third baseman.
1969APM officially retires from law practice.
1973APM dies June 4 in the Washington Hospital Center at the age of 83.


The College Archives' alumni biographical file on Mills contains newspaper clippings, correspondence and various other items which detail his life at and after Williams. The Archives also has several Class books and reunion books which provide more information about Mills.

Abbott Paige Mills (1889-1973) Papers, 1883-1970

Abbott Paige Mills
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