James Coffield Mitchell

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James Coffield Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by James I. Standifer
Succeeded by James I. Standifer
Personal details
Born (1786-03-01)March 1, 1786
Staunton, Virginia
Died August 7, 1843(1843-08-07) (aged 57)
Jackson, Mississippi



James Coffield Mitchell (March 1786 – August 7, 1843) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.


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.[1] 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.[2]


Mitchell died near Jackson, Mississippi, on August 7, 1843 (age about 57 years). The location of his interrment is unknown.[3] He was the author of Mitchell's Justice.


  1. ^ "James Coffield Mitchell". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "James Coffield Mitchell". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "James Coffield Mitchell". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James I. Standifer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
James I. Standifer