George John Mitchell, Jr. (born August 20, 1933) is an American politician and businessman. A Democrat, Mitchell was a United States Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and was Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995.
Since retiring from the Senate, Mitchell has taken up a variety of positions in politics and business. He has taken a leading role in negotiations for peace in Northern ... more »
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''One of the baseball-team owners approached me and said: "If you become baseball commissioner, you're going to have to deal with 28 big egos," and I said, "For me, that's a 72% reduction."''George Mitchell (b. 1933), U.S. Democratic Senate majority leader. Washington Post, p. C3 (May 4, 1994).