101st Congress (1989-1991) 102nd Congress (1991-1993)
Years of Service: 1980-1995 Party: Democrat
MITCHELL, George John, 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; United States Attorney for Maine 1977-1979;
United States District Judge for Maine 1979-1980; appointed as a Democrat by the
Governor to the United States Senate, May 17, 1980, to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Edmund S. Muskie for the term ending January 3, 1983;
sworn in May 19, 1980; reelected in 1982 and again in 1988 and served from May
19, 1980 to January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection in 1994; chairman,
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Ninety-ninth Congress); co-chairman,
Democatic 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-); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C. (1995-).
Mitchell, George J. Making Peace. New York: Knopf, 1999; Mitchell, George
J. World on Fire: Saving an Endangered Earth. New York: Scribner, 1991.
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