Robert Mitchell (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
|Preceded by||John Thomson|
|Succeeded by||Elias Howell|
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
|Died||November 13, 1848
|Resting place||Greenwood Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
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.
- Robert Mitchell at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Martis, Kenneth C. Historical Atlas of Political Parties in Congress. (New York: MacMillan, 1989) p. 92
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