John Mitchell Edit Profile
He was educated at Westminster School and Christchurch School.
He moved to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in 1800 and was employed as a clerk in the ironworks. He was elected sheriff of Centre County, Pennsylvania, in 1818. He worked as an engineer and surveyor and laid out the Centre and Kishacoquillas Turnpike in 1821 and constructed many of the turnpikes in middle and northern Pennsylvania.
Mitchell was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses. After his time in congress, Mitchell surveyed proposed canal routes between the Susquehanna and Potomac Rivers in 1826. He was an engineer on the Erie extension in 1827 and canal commissioner in 1829.
He moved to Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, in 1842 and engaged in civil engineering and iron manufacturing. Interment in Old Beaver Cemetery.
[6th United Kingdom Parliament. 7th United Kingdom Parliament]
He was elected at the 1818 as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston-upon-Hull, and held the seat until 1826 general election, when he did not contest Hull.