Why George Mitchell ’54 Resigned (Portland Press Herald)

President Obama’s Middle East envoy, George Mitchell (Bowdoin Class of 1954), announced yesterday that he will resign his position, effective May 20. In a telephone interview with the Portland Press Herald, the former senator from Maine and Senate majority leader said recent events in the Middle East mean it’s now time to “pause and reassess.”

Learn more about George Mitchell’s life and career-visit Bowdoin’s George J. Mitchell Department of Archives and Special Collection.

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