Charles B. Mitchel

Charles Burton Mitchel (September 19, 1815 – September 20, 1864) was an American politician who served as a Confederate States senator from Arkansas from February 18, 1862 until his death in 1864. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Arkansas as a U.S. senator in 1861.

Charles Mitchel
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Confederate States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
February 18, 1862 – September 20, 1864
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byAugustus Garland
United States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
March 4, 1861 – July 11, 1861
Preceded byRobert Johnson
Succeeded byBenjamin F. Rice (1868)
Personal details
Charles Burton Mitchel

(1815-09-19)September 19, 1815
Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedSeptember 20, 1864(1864-09-20) (aged 49)
Little Rock, Arkansas, C.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Nashville (BS)
Thomas Jefferson University (MD)


Mitchel was born on September 19, 1815, in Gallatin, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Nashville, in 1833, and from the Jefferson Medical College in 1836; moved to Washington, Arkansas, and practiced medicine for 25 years; member, Arkansas House of Representatives in 1848; receiver of public moneys, from 1853 to 1856; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1860 to the 37th United States Congress. Mitchel was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, and served from March 4, 1861, until July 11, 1861, when he was expelled for support of the Confederacy. He was then elected to the Confederate States Senate at the first session of the Arkansas General Assembly and served until September 20, 1864, when he died the day after his forty-ninth birthday. He was interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington, Arkansas.

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  • United States Congress. "Charles B. Mitchel (id: M000801)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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