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Harlan Erwin MITCHELL

(1924- )

MITCHELL, Harlan Erwin, a Representative from Georgia; born in Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga., August 17, 1924; attended the public schools in Dalton, Ga., and The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.; served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps 1943-1946 and again in the United States Air Force in 1951 and 1952; graduated from the University of Georgia in 1948; was admitted to the bar April 17, 1948, and commenced the practice of law in Dalton, Ga.; solicitor general, Cherokee Judicial Circuit, from January 1, 1953, to December 31, 1956; judge, Superior Court, Cherokee Judicial Circuit, from January 1, 1957, to January 8, 1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henderson L. Lanham; reelected to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from January 8, 1958, to January 3, 1961; was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; elected State senator, 1960-1961; did not seek reelection; resumed the practice of law; is a resident of Dalton, Ga.

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

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