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Pennsylvania State Senate

James G Mitchell


Session Year Position District Party
1893 37 Republican
1895 37 Republican
1897 37 Republican
1899 37 Republican
 Counties   Indiana, Jefferson


1847 - 1919

Born in Perrysville, Jefferson County on Jan. 15, 1847; James G. Mitchell was educated at common schools and enlisted as a drummer, Sept. 9, 1861, age 15, Co. A., 105th Regt., PVI – the famous “Wild Cat Regiment.”  He saw action at Yorktown; Williamsburg; Fair Oaks; Charles City Crossroads; 2d Bull Run; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; the Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Sailor’s Creek and Appomattox; mustered out with his company, July 11, 1865.  He returned to Hamilton, Jefferson County; employed as a plasterer for 10 years and later as a merchant; captain in the National Guard for 10 years; county auditor, 1874; unsuccessful bid for state House of Reps., 1882; postmaster of Hamilton; state Republican convention, 1888; Republican State Committee, 1890; served in the Senate of Pennsylvania, 1893-1900; and died July 19, 1919.