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Sen. John Hipple Mitchell

Former Senator for Oregon


Mitchell was a senator from Oregon and was a Republican. He served from 1901 to 1905.

He was previously a senator from Oregon as a Republican from 1891 to 1897; a senator from Oregon as a Republican from 1885 to 1891; and a senator from Oregon as a Republican from 1873 to 1879.

Misconduct

Mitchell faced an allegation of using political influence in the federal government to help clients with land claims. In 1905, his indictment and conviction occured during Senate recess. On Dec. 8, 1905, he died.

1905 Indictment and conviction occured during Senate recess.
Dec. 8, 1905 Died.
Photo of Sen. John Hipple Mitchell [R-OR, 1901-1905]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1873 to Mar 1905, Mitchell missed 1,004 of 3,974 roll call votes, which is 25.3%. This is on par with the median of 29.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1905. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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