James Mitchell (Canadian politician)
|8th Premier of New Brunswick|
July 17, 1896 – October 29, 1897
|Lieutenant Governor||John James Fraser
Abner Reid McClelan
|Preceded by||Andrew George Blair|
|Succeeded by||Henry Emmerson|
|MLA for Charlotte|
June 14, 1882 – December 15, 1897
Serving with John McAdam, James E. Lynott, William Douglas, George F. Hill, James Russell, George F. Hibbard, James O'Brien
|Preceded by||Thomas Cottrell|
|Succeeded by||John Dewolfe Chipman|
|Born||March 16, 1843
Scotch Settlement, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
|Died||December 15, 1897
St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
|Resting place||St. Stephen Rural Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Anne Ryder (m. 1873)|
|Alma mater||Fredericton Collegiate School, University of New Brunswick|
|Occupation||lawyer and schoolteacher|
James Mitchell (March 16, 1843 – December 15, 1897) was a politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. Prior to entering politics, Mitchell was a schoolteacher and a prominent lawyer in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
In 1882 he was elected to the provincial legislature as a Liberal MLA. Appointed to the Executive Council, he served as Surveyor-General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Receiver-General and Provincial Secretary.
James Mitchell became the eighth Premier in 1896 but resigned in 1897 due to ill health and died shortly thereafter.
James is buried in the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery in St. Stephen, with his wife Mary Ann (Ryder) and 2 year-old daughter, Christine.
- "Hon. James Mitchell" Heritage Charlotte, 2006-2017
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