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See also the founder of Florence, Nebraska at James C. Mitchell (settler)

James Coffield Mitchell (1786 – 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 third district of Tennessee. He moved to Athens, Tennessee, in 1817.

He was elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 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. He 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 was the author of Mitchell's Justice. He died near Jackson, Mississippi, on August 7, 1843.

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