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  Mitchell, George J.
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NameGeorge J. Mitchell
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Born August 20, 1933 (87 years)
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Infoborn 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-).


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Aug 11, 2007 11:00pm News Ex-Senate leader Mitchell has cancer  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 05, 2004 12:00am News For a Diplomat, Task Is Quelling Disney's Unrest  Article User 13 

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RACES
  01/03/1993 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/01/1991 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/29/1988 Majority Leader Won 49.09% (+23.64%)
  11/08/1988 ME US Senate Won 81.29% (+62.58%)
  11/02/1982 ME US Senate Won 60.87% (+21.74%)
  06/08/1982 ME US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/17/1980 ME US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 ME Governor Lost 36.33% (-2.81%)
  06/11/1974 ME Governor - D Primary Won 37.52% (+11.12%)
  12/09/1972 DNC Chair Lost 34.98% (-17.24%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Good Friday Agreement (Belfast Agreement) - May 22, 1998 YES Yes
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 DFL Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Romania - Oct 02, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor