Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Walter J. Mitchell
MSA SC 3520-1607
Maryland State Senator, 1918-1933
Chief Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit, Court of Appeals, 1934-41

Born:         March 16, 1871 at "Thainston," Charles County1
Died:          March 10, 19552
Father:      William H. Mitchell3
Mother:      Emily E. Mitchell4
Education: Charlotte Hall School, St. Mary's County; L.L.B., University of Maryland Law School, 18945
Marriage:   January 18, 1899 to Florence Campbell Jenifer6
Children:   Mary Emily Mitchell, H. Maxwell Mitchell, Walter Jenifer Mitchell, Jr., Mrs. Rudy Schmick7
Religious Affiliation:  unknown Christian denomination8
                    Practicing attorney and editor
                    Contributing organizer, County Trust Company of Maryland, 1908; Member, Board of Directors, 1908-1955
                    Head, Maryland Shellfish Commission, 1908-
                    Owner and editor, Times-Crescent newspaper, 1897-19349
Political Affliation:  Democrat10
Maryland Politics:
                    Member of Senate, 1918-33.  Senate President, 1931-33.
                    Chief Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit, Court of Appeals, 1934-41 (retired March 16, 1941)11

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