George John Mitchell

Personal

Birthday: 
1933
Birthplace: 
Waterville, ME
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army lieutenant, 1954-1956
Trial attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1960-1962
Executive assistant, U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie, Maine, 1962-1965
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1965-1977
Assistant county attorney, Cumberland County, Maine, 1971
U.S. attorney for the District of Maine, 1977-1979
U.S. senator from Maine, 1980-1995
Special advisor, President William J. Clinton, 1995-2000
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-

Education

Name of School: 
Bowdoin College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1954
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1960

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Maine
Court Name: 

Maine District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/5/1979
Termination Date: 
5/16/1980
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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