George Edward Mitchell

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George Edward Mitchell (March 3, 1781 – June 28, 1832) was an American politician.

Born at present-day Elkton, Maryland, Mitchell completed preparatory studies and graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia on June 5, 1805. He practiced medicine in Elkton from 1806 to 1812. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1808, and served as member of the executive council of Maryland, and as president of the council from 1809 to 1812. He served in the War of 1812 with the Third Maryland Artillery, and resigned June 1, 1821.

Mitchell was elected from the sixth district of Maryland to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses, and served from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1827. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1826, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the governorship in 1829. He was elected from the sixth district as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from December 7, 1829, until his death in Washington, D.C.. He is interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip Reed
Representative of the 6th Congressional District of Maryland
1823—1827
Succeeded by
Levin Gale
Preceded by
Levin Gale
Representative of the 6th Congressional District of Maryland
1829—1832
Succeeded by
Charles S. Sewall