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George Edward MITCHELL

(1781-1832)

MITCHELL, George Edward, a Representative from Maryland; born at Head of Elk (now Elkton), Cecil County, Md., March 3, 1781; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia June 5, 1805; practiced medicine in Elkton, Md., 1806-1812; member of the state house of delegates in 1808; member of the executive council of Maryland and served as president 1809-1812; served in the War of 1812 with the Third Maryland Artillery; resigned June 1, 1821; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); was not a candidate for renomination in 1826; unsuccessful candidate for the governorship in 1829; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from December 7, 1829, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 28, 1832; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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