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George Mitchell Speaker

George Mitchell

    • Distinguished Dipolomat and former Supreme Court nominee by President Bill Clinton
    • Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (D-ME) and Former Special Envoy for the Middle East
    • Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
    • Gives unique insights on politics, diplomacy, and international affairs
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At 90 years old, former Sen. George Mitchell 'still optimistic' about America

At 90 years old, former Sen. George Mitchell 'still optimistic' about America

'The answer is not perfection or permanence': George Mitchell reflects on the GFA

'The answer is not perfection or permanence': George Mitchell reflects on the GFA

Senator George Mitchell: “From Mudslinging to Mutual Respect: How To Make Politics More Civil.”

Senator George Mitchell: “From Mudslinging to Mutual Respect: How To Make Politics More Civil.”

George Mitchell Speaker Biography


Former US Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell served as US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from January 2009 to May 2011.

Prior to that he had a distinguished career in public service. He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1980 to complete the unexpired term of Senator Edmund S. Muskie, who resigned to become Secretary of State. He was elected to a full term in the Senate in 1982 in a stunning come-from-behind victory. After trailing in public opinion polls by 36 points, Mitchell rallied to win the election, receiving 61 percent of the votes cast. Mitchell went on to an illustrious career in the Senate spanning 15 years.

In 1988, he was reelected with 81 percent of the vote, the largest margin in Maine history. He left the Senate in 1995 as the Senate majority leader, a position he had held since January 1989.

Mitchell enjoyed bipartisan respect during his tenure. It has been said "there is not a man, woman or child in the Capitol who does not trust George Mitchell." For six consecutive years he was voted "the most respected member" of the Senate by a bipartisan group of senior congressional aides.

While in the Senate, Mitchell served on the Finance, Veterans Affairs, and Environment and Public Works Committees. He led the successful 1990 reauthorization of the Clean Air Act, including new controls on acid rain toxins. He was the author of the first national oil spill prevention and cleanup law. Mitchell led the Senate to passage of the nation's first child care bill and was principal author of the low-income housing tax credit program. He was instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark legislation extending civil rights protections to the disabled. Mitchell's efforts led to the passage of a higher education bill that expanded opportunities for millions of Americans. He was a leader in opening markets to trade and led the Senate to ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement and creation of the World Trade Organization.

Mitchell received an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He served in Berlin, Germany, as an officer in the US Army Counter-Intelligence Corps from 1954 to 1956. From 1960 to 1962 he was a trial lawyer in the Justice Department in Washington, DC. From 1962 to 1965 he served as executive assistant to Senator Edmund S. Muskie. In 1965 he returned to Maine where he engaged in the private practice of law in Portland until 1977. He was then appointed US attorney for Maine, a position he held until 1979, when he was appointed US District Judge for Maine. He resigned that position in 1980 to accept appointment to the US Senate.

In 1995, he served as a Special Advisor to President William J. Clinton on Ireland, and from 1996 to 2000 he served as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. Under his leadership, the Good Friday Agreement, an historic accord ending decades of conflict, was agreed to by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom and the political parties of Northern Ireland. For his service in Northern Ireland Mitchell received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the US government; the Philadelphia Liberty Medal; the Truman Institute Peace Prize; and the United Nations (UNESCO) Peace Prize.

In 2000 and 2001, at the request of President Clinton, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Chairman Yasser Arafat, Mitchell served as chairman of an International Fact-Finding Committee on violence in the Middle East. The Committee’s recommendation, widely known as The Mitchell Report, was endorsed by the Bush Administration, the European Union and by many other governments.

In 2006 and 2007 he led the investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. He also served as chairman of the Special Commission Investigating Allegations of Impropriety in the Bidding Process for the Olympic Games and was the Independent Overseer of the American Red Cross Liberty Fund, which provided relief for September 11 attack victims and their families.

Mitchell served as chairman of the global board of the law firm DLA Piper; Chairman of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company; a member of the board of the Boston Red Sox; and a director of several companies, including Federal Express, Xerox, Staples, Unilever and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He also served for ten years as the chancellor of Queen’s University of Northern Ireland; as president of the Economic Club of Washington; and as chairman of the International Crisis Group.

In 2008, TIME magazine named Mitchell one of the 100 most influential persons in the world.

Mitchell is the author of five books. With his colleague, Senator William S. Cohen of Maine, he wrote Men of Zeal, describing the Iran-Contra investigation. In 1990, Mitchell wrote World on Fire, describing the threat of the greenhouse effect and recommending steps to curb it. His next book, published in 1997, was Not For America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and The Fall of Communism. In 1999, Mitchell wrote Making Peace, an account of his experience in Northern Ireland. In 2015, Mitchell released his fifth book, The Negotiator: A Memoir, in which he reveals with both wit and candor many insights into the art of negotiation.

To book George Mitchell call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

An Expert In The Delicate Art of Diplomacy. George Mitchell delivers intelligent insight on foreign policy, the economy and corporate governance. Mitchell's speeches are crafted to fit each situation. The breadth of his experience is such that he is comfortable speaking about a wide variety of domestic and global issues, including: America's foreign policy; finance; taxes; health care; Medicare; welfare reform; education; the environment; and the peace accords in Northern Ireland.

 

He also addresses:

Global Politics and US Foreign Policy

U.S. Politics and Elections

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Gridlock in our Nation’s Capitol: Comments by a Former Leader of the U.S. Senate

The Twenty-First Century and Beyond: Is China Rising? The U.S. Role

Perspectives On The Business of Baseball

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