MITCHELL, Edward Archibald, (1910 - 1979)


MITCHELL, Edward Archibald, a Representative from Indiana; born in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., December 2, 1910; attended the grade and high schools and had three years of college training at the American Institute and Columbia University, New York City; moved to Evansville, Ind., in September 1937; engaged as a warehouseman and later as district manager for a large food distributor 1934-1937; in 1937 purchased a half interest in a food marketing and brokerage company and served as president; served in the United States Navy from November 1942 until his discharge as a lieutenant commander in January 1946, having been commanding officer of underwater demolition teams in the Pacific Theater for two years; awarded the Silver Star Medal at Okinawa; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; delegate in 1952 and 1956 to Republican National Conventions; resided in Evansville, Ind., where he died December 11, 1979; interment in Sunset Memorial Park.