Lansing Leroy Mitchell

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Lansing Leroy Mitchell (January 17, 1914 – April 24, 2001) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Sun, Louisiana, Mitchell received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1934 and an LL.B. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1937. He was in private practice in Pontchatoula, Louisiana from 1937 to 1938. He was a Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1938 to 1941. He was an Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1941 to 1942. He was in the United States Army Lieutenant Colonel from 1942 to 1946. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1946 to 1953. He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1953 to 1966.

Mitchell was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mitchell was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He assumed senior status on November 3, 1981. Mitchell served in that capacity until his death, in New Orleans, Louisiana.