John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (June 4, 1825 - June 2, 1908) was a politician and government official in both the United States of America and Confederate States of America. He was born and spent much of his life in Henry County, Tennessee. After studying law, he tried his hand at farming before turning to politics, being elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1849 and then the U.S. House of Representatives in 1857. He served in the Confederate Army and was a representative in the Confederate Congress. After the Civil War, he returned to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1873 and would spend the following decade there, becoming a leading opponent of Reconstruction policies. In 1885, he was appointed Commissioner of Indian Affairs, a post he held for three years.

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