Lane, Mills B. (Mills Bee), 1912-1989


In the 1950s and 1960s, Mills B. Lane Jr. played an important role in Atlanta's political development and economic expansion. As president of Atlanta-based Citizens and Southern National Bank (C&S), Lane pioneered innovative lending practices and earned national prominence for the bank, while financing much of the city's physical redevelopment. It was in Atlanta's political arena, however, that his impact was perhaps most keenly felt. Working behind the scenes as a political insider, Lane leveraged his influence to promote good government and progressive candidates, and helped to build an institutional framework capable of resolving municipal disputes. ("Mills B. Lane Jr. (1912-1989)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 10, 2008:

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