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George S. Mills

George S. Mills (BSJ28) was a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement in 1997.

Mills was an Iowa newsman and historical writer.

He worked for the Marshalltown Times-Republican, the Associated Press, the Iowa Daily Press Association, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Des Moines Register and WHO-TV NBC Des Moines. Mills was a political writer and legislative reporter for the Register for 28 years and with WHO for eight years. He also served as the Iowa correspondent for Time, Life and Fortune magazines for 11 years and wrote as well for Look and Quick magazines.

A Mills story, "How Four Teenagers Met Death," was widely reprinted by the insurance industry and won the Reader's Digest Human Interest Award in 1950. He also won the Iowa Associated Press news writing annual sweepstakes award three times and the United Press International Iowa broadcast news award.

After retiring, he remained active writing features and op-ed pieces for the Register, writing books and working presidential election nights from 1972 to 1992.

Mills died in 2003.

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