|15th Mayor of Jersey City|
May 6, 1867 – May 3, 1868
|Preceded by||Orestes Cleveland|
|Succeeded by||Charles H. O'Neill|
|Born||July 22, 1823
New York City
|Died||July 26, 1884
Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
|Children||Thomas Milburn Gopsill|
|Residence||Jersey City, New Jersey|
James Gopsill (July 22, 1823 – July 26, 1884) was the fifteenth Mayor of Jersey City from May 6, 1867 to May 3, 1868.
He was born in 1823 in New York City to an immigrant from England. He worked as a clerk in a dry goods store. He moved to Jersey City, New Jersey in 1840 and set up his own dry goods store. Gopsill became the president of the Hudson Insurance Company and founded the Children's Home for Orphans. In the 1860s, he began publishing city directories.
He is the grandfather of Assemblyman Thomas Gopsill.
- Henry Whittemore, ed. (2003). History of Masonry in North America from 1730 to 1800. Kessinger Publishing. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-7661-5438-4. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- Shaw, William H. (1 January 1884). History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Everts & Peck. p. 1145 – via Google Books.
- "Ex Mayor James Gopsill". New York Times. July 27, 1884.
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