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O'Neill, Mildred



Mildred "Millie" O'Neill was the wife of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Tip O'Neill from 1941 to his death in 1994. He described her as "eyes and ears" during political campaigns. In 1989 Nancy Reagan presented her with the Lincoln Medal in recognition of her fundraising for Ford's Theatre. She died of a heart attack at the age of 89 on October 6, 2003.