Born in New York City, Mitchell attended Leggett's School at New York City. He was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, in 1877, and from the law department of that college in 1879. He was admitted to the bar in 1879 and practiced in New York City. He successfully contested as a Republican the election of James J. Walsh to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He was reelected to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from June 2, 1896, to March 3, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Tuxedo Park, New York, May 31, 1905. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
- United States Congress. "John M. Mitchell (id: M000822)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Daniel J. Riordan
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 8th congressional district
1896 - 1899
Thomas J. Creamer
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