Robert Mitchell Edit Profile
He studied medicine before he moved to Ohio in 1807.
Mitchell practiced medicine in Zanesville, Ohio and later held various positions in Muskingum County. He served in the War of 1812 in John De Vault's company. He then served as a judge of the court of common pleas.
In 1822 he held the rank of Brigadier General in the Ohio Militia. He was elected to represent Ohio's 12th congressional district (Licking and Muskingum Counties) in Congress in 1832. He lost his bid for reelection in 1834 and then returned to the practice of medicine.
Jacksonian Democracy, Democratic Party.
From 1815 to 1817 Mitchell was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.