Interview with Erwin Mitchell, October 20, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Erwin Mitchell practiced law in Dalton, Georgia, before serving as a solicitor general for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit and subsequently as a Superior Court judge on the same circuit. In 1958 Mitchell was elected as a Democrat to the 85th Congress, serving until 1961. Mitchell served on the House Subcommittee on Patents and Scientific Inventions, the Committee on Science and Astronautics, and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. He was elected state senator to the Georgia General Assembly in 1960. Mitchell recalls the turmoil of the integration issue, the Sibley Commission, the Three Governors Controversy, the University System's loss of accreditation during the Talmadge administration, and the River-Arnall and Talmadge factions of the Georgia Democratic Party.





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Erwin Mitchell and Bob Short, “Interview with Erwin Mitchell, October 20, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,