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Donald Jerome MITCHELL

(1923-2003)

MITCHELL, Donald Jerome, a Representative from New York; born in Illion, Herkimer County, N.Y., May 8, 1923; attended Herkimer schools and Hobart College, 1946-1947; B.S., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1949; M.A., University’s Teachers College, New York, N.Y., 1950; United States Navy, 1942-1945, also served in the Korean Conflict as flight instructor, 1951-1953; optometrist; councilman, town of Herkimer, N.Y., 1954-1956; mayor, village of Herkimer, N.Y., 1956-1959; member of the New York state assembly, 1965-1972, and majority whip, 1969-1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; died on September 27, 2003 in Little Falls, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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