George Mitchell

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George Mitchell, in full George John Mitchell, Jr. (Arabic: جورج ميتشل; born August 20, 1933, Waterville, Maine, United States) is a lawyer, politician, and businessman. He served as the United States Senator for the state of Maine from 1980 to 1995 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995. Mitchell was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland from 1995 to 2001 and by President Barack Obama as the United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011.


  • Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) Law Center, LL.B., 1960
  • Bowdoin College, B.A., 1954

Professional Career[edit]

  • U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, 2009-2011
  • Co-founder and co-chair of the Housing Commission at the Bipartisan Policy Center, 2007-
  • Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, 2004-2007
  • Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, 1999-2009
  • Special advisor, President William J. Clinton, 1995-2000
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-
  • U.S. senator from Maine, 1980-1995
  • U.S. attorney for the District of Maine, 1977-1979
  • Assistant county attorney, Cumberland County, Maine, 1971
  • Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1965-1977
  • Executive assistant, U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie, Maine, 1962-1965
  • Trial attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1960-1962
  • U.S. Army lieutenant, 1954-1956


  • Making Peace: The Inside Story of the Making of the Good Friday Agreement (1999)
  • Not for America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and the Fall of Communism (1997)
  • World on Fire: Saving an Endangered Earth (1991)
  • Men of Zeal: A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings (with William S. Cohen, 1988)

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