George Mitchell (1867 - 1937)

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
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About George Mitchell

George Mitchell (1 April 1867 - 4 July 1937) served as Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia from July to September 1933.

Born in Surrey, England, he went to South Africa in 1889, and moved to Matabeleland six years later to work as the manager of the Bank of Africa branch in Bulawayo.

In 1901 he left the bank to become General Manager of the Rhodesia Exploration and Development Company, which sought to build up property. He retiried in 1918, and devoted himself to politics supporting the Rhodesia Party and the campaign for responsible government within the colony of Southern Rhodesia.

He was appointed to the government on November 1, 1930 as Minister of Mines and Public Works. From May 19, 1932 he served as Minister of Mines and Agriculture. When Howard Moffat resigned in 1933, Mitchell was chosen as the new Premier; he chose to change the job title to Prime Minister. His government was a short one, from July 5, 1933 until he lost the general election of September 1933 (losing his own seat in the process).

References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mitchell_(Rhodesia) Bridger, P., House, M., and others, 1973. Encyclopaedia Rhodesia, College Press, Salisbury, Rhodesia.

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George Mitchell's Timeline

1867
April 1, 1867
England
1901
1901
Age 33
1907
1907
Age 39
1908
1908
Age 40
1937
July 4, 1937
Age 70
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)