Robert Mitchell (congressman)

Robert Mitchell (* 1778 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, † November 13, 1848 in Zanesville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1835 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Mitchell attended the common schools and studied medicine for it. In 1807 he came to Zanesville, Ohio, where he practiced as a physician. In the years 1811 and 1812 he was employed by the district administration of Muskingum County; 1812-1813 he was there a tax collector. Subsequently, he served in the British -American War. He then beat a also a political career. In the years 1815 and 1816, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio and 1818, he was appeal judges. He was also a member of the state militia from Ohio, in 1822 he reached the rank of brigadier general. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1832 Mitchell was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Thomson on March 4, 1833. Since he has not been confirmed in 1834, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1835. This was determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Mitchell again worked as a doctor in Zanesville. There he died on 13 November 1848.