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Garden 477 J.C. Mitchell Politician and Community Leader

Posted By Nathalie Chevalier, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Garden 477
1601 SW Realty Street 
Port St Lucie, FL 34987

J.C. Mitchell was a great Politician and community leader. He moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1922 to develop real estate but his popularity had driven him into civil leadership instead. His career leading him into civil leadership was a great benefit for him and his community. He founded the Boca Raton community Church, and was a founder of the First Bank of Boca Raton. Later on he also founded the local chapters of the American Legion and the lions Club. These were all stepping-stones for his career because he then became mayor of Boca Raton for a great amount of 11 years. Mitchell was also the city’s councilman for three terms. Named after him was the second elementary school in town in 1958, which is still here today. Mitchell was also inducted into the Walk of Recognition, which are plaques to residents of Boca Raton who have made extraordinary influences to the city in 2001. J.C Mitchell is notorious for his many accomplishments but is most notable for making his city Boca Raton the location for an Army Air Corps base. This accomplishment has shaped this part of Florida’s economy during World War II. He was a man that everyone appreciated and having a school named after him, and this garden named after him as well, will keep him in sight of the people he worked hard for. For all his accomplishments throughout his life he will truly be remembered as an important Floridian to Florida residents and especially those who reside in the proud city of Boca Raton.  

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