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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 - 11/3/1863, p. 1, listed as Senator elect, took oath. "...the roll of Senators was called when the following gentlemen Senators elect came forward, presented their credentials and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, the same having been administered by Honorable R.T. Wheeler, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court." 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 - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." 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. The University of Texas at Tyler.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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