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N.A. Mitchell

Full Name: N. A. Mitchell
Death date: January 10, 1864

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (1) (3) Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 1/10/1864
     
  • Senate, 9th (2) (4) (5) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 1/14/1862
     
(1) William Knox, in special election 4/25/1864, sworn 5/9/1864, succeeded N.A. Mitchell, died after regular session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Mitchell did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • "On Sunday afternoon, about 5 o'clock (1/10/1864) Cornelius Paterson, Esq., shot and killed N.A. Mitchell, our Senator, without any apparent or known cause," while Mitchell was "evidently reclining upon a lounge in the room," according to reprint/excerpt from S.A. News, Galveston Tri-Weekly News, Friday, 1/15/1864, p. 1. NewspaperARCHIVE.com .
  • "Our Senator, N.A. Mitchell, Esq., has returned from Tennessee where he has been serving as an independent volunteer in Capt. W.Y. Houston’s Company." Semi-Weekly News [San Antonio, TX], 4/16/1863, p. 2, c. 1. The University of Texas at Tyler .

Committee Information

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