Anderson Mitchell

Anderson Mitchell (* June 13, 1800 in Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, † December 24, 1876 in Statesville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. In the years 1842 and 1843 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Anderson Mitchell first visited the Bingham 's School and then studied until 1821 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in 1830 to work in Morgantown in this profession. In 1831 he moved to Jefferson and Wilkesboro in 1835. In the meantime, he was employed by the management at the District Court in Ashe County.

Politically, Mitchell member of the Whig party. After the death of Mr Lewis Williams, he was at the due election for the 13 seats of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 27 April 1842. Until March 3, 1843, he was only able to end the current parliamentary term in Congress. After the 13th electoral district was dissolved. A candidate in another district was unsuccessful.

Between 1852 and 1854, Mitchell was a deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1860 he was elected to the State Senate. In 1861 he was a delegate to the meeting at which the outlet of North Carolina, it was decided from the Union; Mitchell agreed while standing against secession. Between 1865 and 1875 he was a judge at the Superior Court He died on 24 December 1876 in Statesville.