Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Mitchell, Arthur Wergs

Mitchell, Arthur Wergs, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala., December 22, 1883; is of the Negro race; attended the public schools, Tuskegee Institute at Tuskegee Institute, Ala.; Columbia University, New York, N.Y., and Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; taught school in the rural schools of Alabama for many years; founder and president of the Armstrong Agricultural School, West Butler, Ala.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Washington, D.C.; moved to Chicago in 1929 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in the real-estate business; alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936 and delegate at large in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in inter-racial work, public lecturing, and farming near Petersburg, Va., where he now resides.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Mitchell, Arthur Wergs," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1571 Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZQSBD388H1MRKT.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Mitchell, Arthur Wergs." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1571, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZQSBD388H1MRKT.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Mitchell, Arthur Wergs' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1571. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZQSBD388H1MRKT.