Robert Mitchell (congressman)

Robert Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by John Thomson
Succeeded by Elias Howell
Personal details
Born 1788
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Died November 13, 1848
Zanesville, Ohio
Resting place Greenwood Cemetery
Political party Jacksonian
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars War of 1812

Robert Mitchell (1788–1848) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.

Mitchell was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He studied medicine before he moved to Ohio in 1807. Mitchell practiced medicine in Zanesville, Ohio and later held various positions in Muskingum County. He served in the War of 1812 in John De Vault's company.

From 1815 to 1817 Mitchell was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He then served as a judge of the court of common pleas. In 1822 he held the rank of Brigadier General in the Ohio Militia.

He was elected to represent Ohio's 12th congressional district (Licking and Muskingum Counties) in Congress in 1832. He lost his bid for reelection in 1834 and then returned to the practice of medicine.

Sources

  • Martis, Kenneth C. Historical Atlas of Political Parties in Congress. (New York: MacMillan, 1989) p. 92

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