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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.



Session Position District Party
1883-1884 Republican
 Counties   Bradford


01/14/1839 - 05/24/1904

MITCHELL, Benjamin Bentley, a Representative from Bradford County; born, January 14, 1839 in Tioga County, Pa.; attended, Lewisburg University (now Bucknell University); attended, Bryant & Stratton College; captain, Company F, 108th Regiment, 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry (1861-1864, Civil War); bookkeeper (1859-1860); druggist; engaged, mercantile business; secretary and treasurer, Keystone Land and Cattle Company; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1882; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1884); appointed, justice of the peace, Troy, Pa.; elected, council, Troy; elected, board of education, Troy; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1893-1900); partner, Pomeroy & Mitchell, banking company; died, May 24, 1904 in Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.