John L. Mitchell

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John L. Mitchell

John Lendrum Mitchell (born October 19, 1842 in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , †  June 29, 1904 ibid) was an American politician ( Democratic Party ) who represented the state of Wisconsin in both chambers of Congress .

John Mitchell, whose father Alexander was a well known businessman and congressman for Wisconsin, the public schools in Milwaukee and then attended military academy in Hampton ( Connecticut ). He traveled to Europe to study, where he was trained at the universities of Dresden , Munich and Geneva . In 1860 he returned to the United States and took an active part in the Civil War. In the Union Army he held the rank of First Lieutenant . After leaving the military, he worked in agriculture.

Mitchell's political career began with membership in the Wisconsin Senate between 1872 and 1873; another term followed from 1875 to 1876. He was then from 1884 to 1885 President of the Inspectorate for the Milwaukee Public Schools and was also President of the Milwaukee Gas Company from 1890 to 1892 .

On March 4, 1891, John Mitchell became a member of the United States House of Representatives . There he represented the 4th  Congressional constituency of Wisconsin until March 3, 1893. He resigned after being elected to the Senate , where he succeeded the no longer-running Republican Philetus Sawyer . After serving six years in office, Mitchell did not run for re-election.

From 1899 to 1902 Mitchell stayed again in Europe to study at the University of Grenoble . Upon his return to America, he became president of the Wisconsin Agricultural Society and several banking institutions. He was a curator or director of a number of other public institutions and died in June 1904 in his hometown of Milwaukee. There he was buried in the Forest Home Cemetery , where his father and son Billy - he is considered the founder of the US Air Force - found their final resting place.

Web links

  • John L. Mitchell in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)