Born: 12/22/1883 Lafayette, Alabama
Died: 5/9/1968 Petersburg, Virginia
Arthur W. Mitchell was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. Mitchell was the first African American to be elected to the United States Congress as a Democrat.Mitchell was elected to the House of Representatives in 1934, defeating African American congressman Oscar De Priest, who was a Republican.
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- First black Congressman from the Democratic Party.