MITCHEL, Charles Burton, (1815 - 1864)

Senate Years of Service: 1861-1861
Party: Democrat

MITCHEL, Charles Burton, a Senator from Arkansas; born in Gallatin, Gallatin County, Tenn., September 19, 1815; attended the common schools; graduated from the University of Nashville, Tennessee, in 1833 and from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1836; moved to Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., and practiced medicine for twenty-five years; member, State house of representatives 1848; receiver of public moneys 1853-1856; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861, until July 11, 1861, when he was expelled for support of the rebellion; elected to the Confederate senate at the first session of the State legislature and served until his death in Little Rock, Ark., September 20, 1864; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington, Ark.