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Hugh B. Mitchell

Hugh Burnton Mitchell
United States Senator
from Washington
In office
January 10, 1945 – December 25, 1946
Preceded by Monrad Wallgren
Succeeded by Harry P. Cain
Personal details
Born (1907-03-22)March 22, 1907
Great Falls, Montana
Died June 10, 1996(1996-06-10) (aged 89)
Seattle, Washington
Political party Democratic

Hugh Burnton Mitchell (March 22, 1907 – June 10, 1996), an American politician, served as a member of the United States Senate from 1945 to 1946 and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1953. He represented the state of Washington. He graduated Dartmouth College in the class of 1930.

Mitchell, a Democrat, was appointed on January 10, 1945 to fill a vacancy in the Senate caused by the resignation of Monrad Wallgren, who Mitchell had been executive assistant to since 1933. He did not win re-election in 1946, and resigned on December 25, 1946.

In 1948, Mitchell won election to the House of Representatives in the First Congressional District. He won his bid for re-election in 1950. In 1952, Mitchell did not run for re-election, instead running for Governor of Washington. He was unsuccessful in that election, as well as in his candidacies for the House of Representatives in 1954 and 1958.

External links

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Preceded by
Monrad Wallgren
United States Senator (Class 1) from Washington
January 10, 1945 – December 25, 1946
Served alongside: Warren G. Magnuson
Succeeded by
Harry P. Cain
Preceded by
Homer Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 1st congressional district

1949–1953
Succeeded by
Thomas Pelly
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Joseph H. Ball
Youngest Member of the United States Senate
January 18, 1945 – August 26, 1945
Succeeded by
William F. Knowland

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