Charles B. Mitchel

Charles Burton Mitchel ( born September 19, 1815 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee; † September 20, 1864 in Little Rock, Arkansas ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), of the state of Arkansas in 1861 in the U.S. Senate and then represented in Congress after secession of the Confederacy, where he worked until his death.


Mitchel attended community schools, then graduated in 1833 from the University of Nashville, and then finally made in 1836 graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then moved to Washington, Arkansas, where he practiced for 25 years as a doctor. He also decided to pursue a political career. He served in 1848, a year a seat in the House of Representatives from Arkansas. Later, he was from 1853 to 1856 served as trustee of public funds. Then he ran in 1860 unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the same year he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he remained from 4 March 1861 until 11 July 1861 before he was resigning from office. His resignation coincided with the departure of Arkansas from the Union. Mitchel was elected at the first meeting of the State Legislature in the Senate of the Confederate States, where he remained until his death on 20 September 1864. His body was then transferred to his hometown in Washington (Arkansas ), where he was finally buried.