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Mitchell, George John
Born 1933 in Waterville, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1979, and received commission on October 5, 1979. Service terminated on May 16, 1980, due to resignation.

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

Professional Career:
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-
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