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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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US Middle East envoy George Mitchell waves as he leaves Egyptian presidential place
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell waves as he leaves Egyptian presidential place
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George Mitchell News Stories

  • Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

      News Source: Arizona Republic | 12 days ago
    With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian
  • Congressional Muscle and US Foreign Policy

      News Source: Magic City Morning Star | 18 days ago
    a congressional initiative, significantly expanding the mutually-beneficial US-Israel strategic cooperation in the areas of missile defense, intelligence, national security at-large, technology, energy, cyber security, irrigation, space satellites,
  • The Clinton Memos: Advice on How Hillary Should Talk to a Single-Payer ...

      News Source: Mother Jones | 1 month ago
    Newly released documents from Bill Clinton's library show how Hillary Clinton was tasked to coax and flatter lawmakers during the 1993 heath care reform debate...This series of memos from 1993 offers a fascinating inside-baseball account of the White

George Mitchell Blogs

  • TUV European Selection Convention- Jim Allister is the ...

      Blog Source: | 9 days ago
    Tweet Best review of transplanted Dubliner Colum McCann's new novel Transatlantic, in which, amongst other things, he channels George Mitchell: There's a moment in the book when the Good Friday Agreement has just been signed in ...
  • Drain Spotting: A walk in the park

      Blog Source: | 9 days ago
    ... accurately cut and is laying on the grass near the trees. Chairs and tables have been thrown wildly into the lake. Women and dogs are chewing a stale man. How pleasant to walk in the park. Version 1.2. Posted by George Mitchell at 18:20.
  • Eagulls – Live @ O2 Academy |

      Blog Source: | 9 days ago
    Lead singer George Mitchell was full of swagger as he angrily shouted (or sang) at the audience, but his words were lost in the cacophony of sounds produced by his fellow band members' respective instruments. The songs all sounded as ...

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