George J. Mitchell
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George J. Mitchell
What is good about the United States is the sense that you can disagree with the government and not be seen as unpatriotic, although many…
My parents were very poor, but we never felt any sense of need or want. It was a very close, loving, tightly-knit family growing up,…
In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of…
I was born and raised in a small town in Maine, Waterville. I enjoyed living there – still do – and my goal in life…
I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency…
I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics…
As they say, one thing led to another, and, ultimately, the British and Irish governments asked me to serve as chairman of the peace negotiations,…
You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle East existed in Northern Ireland, but we stayed at it.
When I went to college, my goal was to be a college history teacher. I majored in history.
My mother was an immigrant from Lebanon to the United States. She came when she was 18 years old in 1920.
I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.
I was the United States Attorney for Maine for three years, and then was appointed a federal judge.
I enjoyed practicing law.
First, the American legislative process isn’t well suited to large and complex measures.
I’m glad I made the decision, although the practice of law – and particularly serving as a federal judge – was a part of my…
From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic, and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from the earliest days of life…
And I spent that time working as an insurance adjuster and going to law school in the evening, and then when I left law school,…
I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about…
I didn’t want to make it a lifetime thing. I don’t believe in statutory term limits, but people can limit themselves if they want to,…
I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion and drive to see to it that their children had the education which led to…
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