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James Whitfield (December 17, 1791 – June 25, 1875) was Governor of Mississippi from November 24, 1851 to January 10, 1852. He served until United States Senator Henry S. Foote, who had been elected governor, could complete his service in the Senate and resign from that body. Whitfield was a Democrat. He donated 185 acres of land in the northern part of the state to faciliatate the creation of what is simultaneously the state's largest psychiatric facility and hospital, now known as Mississippi State Hospital.

Political offices
Preceded by
John I. Guion
Governor of Mississippi
Succeeded by
Henry S. Foote


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