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George J. Mitchell

George J. MitchellAKA George John Mitchell

Born: 20-Aug-1933
Birthplace: Waterville, ME

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Maine, 1980-95

Military service: US Army (Counterintelligence Corps, Berlin, 1954-56)

Told Oliver North: "Please recognize that it is possible for an American to disagree with you on aid to the Contras and still love God, and still love this country, just as much as you do. Although He is regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics. And in America, disagreement with the policies of the government is not evidence of lack of patriotism."

Father: George Mitchell (janitor)
Mother: Mary Saad (textile millworker)
Brother: John Mitchell
Brother: Robbie Mitchell
Brother: Paul Mitchell
Sister: Barbara Mitchell
Wife: Sally (div. 1987)
Wife: Heather MacLachlan (m. 10-Dec-1994)
Daughter: Andrea (by Sally)
Son: Andrew (b. 1997)
Daughter: (b. 2001)
Girlfriend: Janet Mullins (ex-)

    High School: Waterville High School, Waterville, ME
    University: BA, Bowdoin College (1954)
    Law School: Georgetown University Law Center (1960)

    US Ambassador Special Envoy for the Middle East (2009-11)
    US Ambassador Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995-2000)
    US Senator, Maine (appointed 19-May-1980, re-elected to 3-Jan-1995)
    US District Judge for Maine (1979-80)
    US Attorney for Maine (1977-79)
    Democratic National Committee (1969-77)
    DLA Piper (2002-)
    Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand Partner (1997-2002)
    Member of the Board of Disney (as Chairman, 2004-06)
    Member of the Board of DLA Piper Chairman, Global Board (2002-)
    Member of the Board of FedEx
    Member of the Board of Staples (1998-2006)
    Member of the Board of Starwood Hotels
    Member of the Board of Unilever
    Member of the Board of Unum Provident
    Member of the Board of Xerox
    Iran-Contra Scandal Select Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair (1987)
    Children's Health Fund Advisory Board
    District of Columbia Bar
    Maine State Bar Association
    Academy of Achievement (2002)
    American Red Cross
    American Security Project Board of Directors
    Bilderberg Group
    Bretton Woods Committee
    Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Economic Club of Washington, DC President (1998-2004)
    International Crisis Group Chairman Emeritus
    National Coalition on Health Care
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    Four Freedoms Medal (2003)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (17-Mar-1999)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Irish Ancestry Paternal
    Lebanese Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
Men of Zeal (1988, history, with Senator William Cohen)
World on Fire: Saving an Endangered Earth (1991, nonfiction)
Not For America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and The Fall of Communism (1997, nonfiction)
Making Peace (1999, nonfiction)


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