John L. Mitchell
John Lendrum Mitchell
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1899
|Preceded by||Philetus Sawyer|
|Succeeded by||Joseph V. Quarles|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Wisconsin's 4th district
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Isaac W. Van Schaick|
|Succeeded by||Peter J. Somers|
|Member of the Wisconsin Senate|
|Born||October 19, 1842|
|Died||June 29, 1904 (aged 61)|
|Relations||son of Alexander Mitchell|
|Children||General Billy Mitchell|
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the American Civil War he served as a 1st lieutenant in the 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. After the war, he became a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Another officer in the regiment was Medal of Honor recipient Arthur MacArthur Jr.. By coincidence, MacArthur's son Douglas MacArthur would serve as a juror at the court-martial in 1925 of Mitchell's son Billy Mitchell.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses as the representative of Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, a position his father held as well. He served as a U.S. Representative in Congress for one term from March 4, 1891 until he resigned on March 3, 1893 because he was elected to the United States Senate. He never took office or served in the Fifty-third Congress as a U.S. Representative. He served as a senator from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1899.
He is buried at the Mitchell family plot in Forest Home Cemetery.
His father was the wealthy banking magnate and politician Alexander Mitchell and his oldest son was General Billy Mitchell, who is regarded as the father of the U.S. Air Force. His second son, John Mitchell, was also an early American aviator who died in his fighter plane in 1917 in France. His daughter, Ruth Mitchell, was an author and gained some fame as a volunteer fighting the Germans with Yugoslav Chetniks in World War II.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Isaac W. Van Schaick
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th congressional district
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Peter J. Somers
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Wisconsin
Served alongside: William F. Vilas, John C. Spooner
Joseph V. Quarles
|52nd||Senate: P. Sawyer • W. Vilas||House: N. Haugen • C. Barwig • G. Brickner • C. Babbitt • A. Bushnell • J. Mitchell • L. Miller • F. Coburn • T. Lynch|
|53rd||Senate: W. Vilas • J. Mitchell||House: N. Haugen • C. Barwig • G. Brickner • T. Lynch • H. Cooper • J. Babcock • P. Somers • O. Wells • G. Shaw • L. Barnes|
|54th||Senate: W. Vilas • J. Mitchell||House: H. Cooper • J. Babcock • M. Griffin • E. Sauerhering • T. Otjen • S. Barney • S. Cook • E. Minor • A. Stewart • J. Jenkins|
|55th||Senate: J. Mitchell • J. Spooner||House: H. Cooper • J. Babcock • M. Griffin • E. Sauerhering • T. Otjen • S. Barney • E. Minor • A. Stewart • J. Jenkins • J. Davidson|