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MITCHELL, Harlan Erwin (1924-2011)

MITCHELL, HARLAN ERWIN, a Representative from Georgia; born in Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga., August 17, 1924; attended the public schools in Dalton, Ga., and The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.; served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps 1943-1946 and again in the United States Air Force in 1951 and 1952; graduated from the University of Georgia in 1948; was admitted to the bar April 17, 1948, and commenced the practice of law in Dalton, Ga.; solicitor general, Cherokee Judicial Circuit, from January 1, 1953, to December 31, 1956; judge, Superior Court, Cherokee Judicial Circuit, from January 1, 1957, to January 8, 1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henderson L. Lanham; reelected to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from January 8, 1958, to January 3, 1961; was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; elected State senator, 1960-1961; did not seek reelection; resumed the practice of law; died on September 13, 2011, in Dalton, Ga.

University of Georgia Libraries
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: 1958-1960, 28 linear feet.
The Erwin Mitchell Papers document his single congressional term and include subject files, correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, reports, receipts and releases reflecting Mitchell's work on the U.S. House of Representatives' Science and Astronautics and Veteran Affairs committees.