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Hugh Burnton MITCHELL

(1907-1996)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1946
Party:
Democrat

MITCHELL, Hugh Burnton, a Senator and a Representative from Washington; born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., March 22, 1907; attended the public schools at Great Falls, Mont., and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; engaged in editorial work on a newspaper in Everett, Wash., 1931-1933; elected Democratic precinct committeeman in Everett, Wash., 1931; served as executive assistant to Monrad C. Wallgren during his services in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate 1933-1945; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Monrad C. Wallgren and served from January 10, 1945, until his resignation on December 25, 1946; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1946; engaged in economic research and public relations; elected to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 but was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election as Governor of Washington; was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress and in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged as owner and partner in transportation and manufacturing businesses since 1953; chairman, Committee for Washington Tax Reform; was a resident of Seattle, Wash. until his death on June 10, 1996; remains were cremated.

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

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