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John Joseph MITCHELL

(1873-1925)

MITCHELL, John Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marlboro, Middlesex County, Mass., May 9, 1873; attended the public schools, Boston College, and the Albany Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Marlboro; member of the State house of representatives 1903-1906; served in the State senate in 1907 and 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Q. Tirrell and served from November 8, 1910, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; elected to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W. Weeks and served from April 15, 1913, to March 3, 1915; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; served as United States marshal for Massachusetts during the First World War; collector of internal revenue for the district of Massachusetts 1919-1921; engaged in the practice of his profession in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., until his death on September 13, 1925; interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marlboro, Mass.

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

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