Frank Mitchell (politician)

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Frank Mitchell
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
1951–1952
Preceded by Charles Taschereau Beard
Succeeded by Herbert Joseph Bruch
Constituency Esquimalt
In office
1979–1986
Succeeded by Moe Sihota
Constituency Esquimalt-Port Renfrew
Personal details
Born Franklin John Trehern Mitchell
(1925-12-27) December 27, 1925 (age 91)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party CCF/NDP
Spouse(s) Kathleen Patricia Doherty
Children 2
Occupation police officer

Franklin John Trehern "Frank" Mitchell (born December 27, 1925) was a plasterer and political figure in British Columbia.[1] He represented Esquimalt from 1951 to 1952 as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member and Esquimalt-Port Renfrew from 1979 to 1986 as a New Democratic Party member in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

After completing high school, Mitchell joined the Canadian Merchant Navy. He served in the infantry and paratroop division of the Canadian Army during World War II.[2] He was elected to the provincial assembly in a 1951 by-election held following the death of .

Mitchell was reelected in 1952 but then defeated when he ran for reelection to the assembly in 1953 and 1975.[3]

1956, Mitchell became a police officer with the Esquimalt Police Department.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Webster, Daisy (1970). Growth of the N.D.P. in B.C., 1900-1970: 81 political biographies. 
  3. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.