N.A. Mitchell

Full Name: N. A. Mitchell
Date of death: January 10, 1864

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Nov 2, 1863 - Jan 10, 1864 10th (1) (2)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 30 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 9th (3) (4) (5)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

(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) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) Mitchell did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 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.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

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, crediting the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary  
Military Board  
9th R.S. - 1861
Claims and Accounts  
Court of Claims  
Education  
Judiciary  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt (Chair) 

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