J.D. Mitchel

Joseph Daniel Mitchell

Full Name: Joseph Daniel Mitchell
Date of birth: October 22, 1848
Date of death: February 27, 1922

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 83 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Victoria / Victoria   Bee, Calhoun, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

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House District 83
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Victoria / Victoria
Counties in district: Bee, Calhoun, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • MITCHELL, JOSEPH DANIEL (1848–1922). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Joseph Daniel Mitchell, "Texas Shells—Past and Present," by Nick Boone, The Junior Historian, May 1960, pp. 1-6, 21, crediting Texas State Historical Association.
    Joseph Daniel Mitchell (1848-1922), conchologist and naturalist, state legislator in 1895, "Speaking of Texas," by Gene Fowler, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Highways, Volume 46, Number 10, October 1999, p. 3, crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Texas Highways The Junior Historian
  • Obituary, "Famous Texas Naturalist Is Dead at Home: Joseph Daniel Mitchell of Victoria Next Great to Borroughs: Life of Great Service: Did Much to Combat Fever Tick, Malaria and Tell World of Nature," 2/27/1922, p. 12. San Antonio Light.
  • Obituary and photo, J.D. Mitchell, 2/27/1922, p. 2. Joseph Daniel Mitchell, born 10/22/1848 in Calhoun County, Texas; entomological assistant of the Bureau of Entomology of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and retired stockman; death date 2/27/1922. "He represented the 74th Representative District in the 24th Legislature and also served as a member of the Victoria City Council. As a member of the Legislature, Mr. Mitchell secured the passage of the law creating the office of state fish, oyster and game commissioner, on which the present fish and oyster laws of Texas are based."
    "Resolutions," on the death of Joseph Daniel Mitchell, "one of the first American naturalists," by Victoria Conopus Club, 3/24/1922, p. 2. Victoria Advocate.

Other Resources

  • Joseph Daniel Mitchell, birth date 10/22/1848 in Mitchell Point, Texas; death date 2/27/1922 in San Antonio, Bexar County; naturalist. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Joseph Daniel Mitchell, birth date 10/22/1848, death date 2/27/1922, burial in Catholic Cemetery #2, Victoria, Victoria County. Includes obituary from Galveston Daily News and photos. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.D. Mitchel, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Internal Improvements  
Mining and Minerals  
State Affairs  

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