James Coffield Mitchell
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 3rd district
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
|Preceded by||James I. Standifer|
|Succeeded by||James I. Standifer|
|Born||March 10, 1786|
|Died||August 7, 1843 (aged 57)|
Mitchell was born in Staunton, Virginia, in March 1786 and attended the common schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law. He moved to Tennessee and settled in Rhea County. From 1813 to 1817, he was the Solicitor General for the second district of Tennessee. He moved to Athens, Tennessee, in 1817.
Mitchell was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1825, to March 4, 1829. During the Twentieth Congress, he was chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Military Pensions. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election. He was judge of the eleventh circuit from 1830 to 1836.
Mitchell then moved to Hinds County, Mississippi, and settled near Jackson around 1837. He was an unsuccessful candidate on the Whig ticket for Governor of Mississippi and for the Mississippi House of Representatives. He engaged in agricultural pursuits as well.
Mitchell died near Jackson, Mississippi, on August 7, 1843 (age 57 years). The location of his interment is unknown. He was the author of Mitchell's Justice.
- United States Congress. "James Coffield Mitchell (id: M000815)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- James Coffield Mitchell entry at The Political Graveyard
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