George J. Mitchell
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"George John Mitchell, Jr." is an American lawyer, businessman and politician. A Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat, Mitchell served as a United States United States Senate/Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and as Party leaders of the United States Senate/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 Ireland peace process/Northern Ireland and the Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict/Middle East, being specifically appointed United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995–2001) by President Bill Clinton/Clinton and as United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009–2011) by President Barack Obama/Obama. He was a primary architect of the 1996 Mitchell Principles and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, and was the main investigator in two "Mitchell Reports", one on the Mitchell Report (Arab–Israeli conflict)/Arab–Israeli conflict (2001) and one on the Mitchell Report/use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball (2007).

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