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William MITCHELL

(1807-1865)

MITCHELL, William, a Representative from Indiana; born in Root, Montgomery County, N.Y., January 19, 1807; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836; moved to Kendallville, Noble County, Ind., and commenced the practice of law; appointed first postmaster of Kendallville December 7, 1836, and served until a successor was appointed March 7, 1846; member of the State house of representatives in 1841; justice of the peace; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; engaged in the cotton business; died in Macon, Ga., September 11, 1865; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville, Ind.

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

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