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George Mitchell

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George Mitchell's Biography

A Senator from Maine; born in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, August 20, 1933; attended the public schools; graduated, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1954; graduated, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1960; served in the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps, Berlin, Germany, 1954-1956; admitted to the District of Columbia and Maine bars in 1960 and commenced practice in Portland, Maine, 1965; trial attorney, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1960-1962; executive assistant to Senator Edmund S. Muskie 1962-1965; practiced law, Portland, 1965-1977; assistant county attorney for Cumberland County, Maine, 1971; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Maine in 1974; United States Attorney for Maine 1977-1979; United States District Judge for Maine 1979-1980; appointed on May 17, 1980, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edmund S. Muskie for the term ending January 3, 1983; sworn in May 19, 1980; elected in 1982 and again in 1988 and served from May 17, 1980 to January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection in 1994; chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Ninety-ninth Congress); co-chairman, Democratic Policy Committee, Democratic Conference (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses); majority leader (1989-1995); Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State for Economic Initiatives in Ireland (1995-2000); chairman, Sharm el-Sheikh International Fact-Finding Committee to examine crisis in Middle East (2000-2001); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C. (1995-); awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 17, 1999; appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-2011).


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George Mitchell News Stories

  • The Fix: Joe Biden is the most interesting politician who has no chance of ...

      News Source: Washington Post | 8 days ago
    The New Yorker's Evan Osnos has been working on a profile about Vice President  Biden for months, and it finally published this week -- with a big focus on the vice president's role in the Ukraine crisis. Osnos conducted many interviews with Biden --
  • The real shale revolution

      News Source: Japan Times | 11 days ago
    But although fracking has captured the popular imagination, and is often used as a synonym for the whole phenomenon, horizontal drilling was actually the more recent and important breakthrough. Mastery of horizontal drilling around 1990, originally
  • US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal

      News Source: Miami Herald | 1 month ago
    U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk resigned on Friday after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement that Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, would

George Mitchell Blogs

  • George Mitchell's Kiwanis; Yell at smokers; WC Senior Center;...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Mr. Millville Kiwanis, George Mitchell, checks in. “May will be an exciting month for 'Our Club.' “We kick things off with a presentation at Thursday's luncheon by Dr. Jackie Galbiati, Interim VP Academic Affairs & Enrollment at
  • Obituary Notice: James W. Mitchell |

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Betty L. (Lytel) Mitchell, whom he married on April 20, 1957 and whom died Sept. 13, 2007; two brothers, Edward and George Mitchell; and two sisters, Louella Mitchell and Frances ...
  • Then Play Long: David BOWIE: Tonight

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Even the three George Mitchell Minstrels records and the Fame soundtracks had their (admittedly very remote) saving graces. I do not know whether Bowie intended Tonight to pretend to be something more significant than it was, but it is clear ...

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