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  Mizell, Wilmer D. "Vinegar Bend"
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NameWilmer D. "Vinegar Bend" Mizell
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Midway, North Carolina , United States
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Born August 13, 1930
DiedFebruary 21, 1999 (68 years)
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Jan 13, 2015 02:07am
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Infoborn in Vinegar Bend, Washington County, Ala., August 13, 1930; graduated from high school, Leakesville, Miss., 1949; served in the United States Army, 1953-1954; professional baseball pitcher, 1949-1963; employed by the Pepsi-Cola Co. in sales management and public relations, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1963-1967; elected Davidson County commissioner and later selected as chairman, Board of County Commissioners, 1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, March 1975 to May 1976; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Governmental and Public Affairs under President Ronald Reagan; under President George Bush Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs, and executive director of the President�s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; was a resident of Midway, N.C.; died February 21, 1999, in Kerrville, Tex.

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  11/02/1976 NC District 5 Lost 45.63% (-8.60%)
  11/05/1974 NC District 5 Lost 47.63% (-4.39%)
  11/07/1972 NC District 5 Won 64.83% (+29.67%)
  11/03/1970 NC District 5 Won 58.13% (+16.25%)
  11/05/1968 NC District 5 Won 52.40% (+4.81%)
  05/04/1968 NC District 5 - R Primary Won 67.55% (+39.58%)
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