J. C. Mitchell, Politician and Community Leader (1890–1955) Mitchell moved to Boca Raton to develop real estate, but his popularity propelled him into civil leadership. He served three terms as councilman and eleven terms as mayor, but he is most notable for securing Boca Raton as the location for an Army Air Corps base. This installation shaped the area’s economy during World War II. FLOR500, Garden 446
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J. C. Mitchell, Politician and Community Leader

(1890–1955) 

Mitchell moved to Boca Raton to develop real estate, but his popularity propelled him into civil leadership. He served three terms as councilman and eleven terms as mayor, but he is most notable for securing Boca Raton as the location for an Army Air Corps base. This installation shaped the area’s economy during World War II. 



 


 



 

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