Hinton Mitchem http://apr.org en Longtime Ala. Democratic Sen. Hinton Mitchem Dies http://apr.org/post/longtime-ala-democratic-sen-hinton-mitchem-dies <P>One of Alabama's longest serving legislators, former Democratic state Senate President Pro Tem Hinton Mitchem of Union Grove, has died. He was 74.</P> <P>Direct Communications President Rick Heartsill, a friend of Mitchem, says the former senator died Tuesday after a long illness.</P> <P>Mitchem was a longtime tractor dealer in Albertville. He was first elected to the Albertville City Council in 1968 and then to the state House of Representatives in 1974. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:59:12 +0000 The Associated Press 23572 at http://apr.org Longtime Ala. Democratic Sen. Hinton Mitchem Dies