George E. Mitchell
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George E. Mitchell

George Edward Mitchell (March 3, 1781 – June 28, 1832) was an American politician.

Born at present-day Elkton, Maryland, Mitchell completed preparatory studies and graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on June 5, 1805. He practiced medicine in Elkton from 1806 to 1812. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1808, and served as member of the executive council of Maryland, and as president of the council from 1809 to 1812. He served in the War of 1812 with the Third Maryland Artillery, and resigned June 1, 1821.

Mitchell was elected from the sixth district of Maryland to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses, and served from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1827. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1826, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the governorship in 1829. He was elected from the sixth district as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from December 7, 1829, until his death in Washington, D.C.. He is interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

See also


  • United States Congress. "George Edward Mitchell (id: M000810)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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