James Mitchell

James Mitchell, lawyer, politician, premier of New Brunswick (b at Scotch Settlement, York County, NB 16 Mar 1843; d at St Stephen, NB 15 Dec 1897). Mitchell was a prominent lawyer in St Stephen and during the early years of his career was also inspector of schools for Charlotte County.

Mitchell, James

James Mitchell, lawyer, politician, premier of New Brunswick (b at Scotch Settlement, York County, NB 16 Mar 1843; d at St Stephen, NB 15 Dec 1897). Mitchell was a prominent lawyer in St Stephen and during the early years of his career was also inspector of schools for Charlotte County. A Liberal MLA from 1882 to 1897, he served as provincial surveyor general, commissioner of agriculture, receiver general and provincial secretary before becoming premier in 1896. Poor health forced him to retire in 1897 after 15 uneventful months, and his administration accomplished little of lasting significance.