John N. Mitchell Biography
(67th Attorney General of the United States (1969-72))
Birthday: September 15, 1913 (Virgo)
Born In: Detroit, Michigan, United States
John Newton Mitchell was the 67th Attorney General of the United States. He worked under President Richard Nixon. He became infamous for his involvement in the Watergate Scandal and is the only United States Attorney General to have served a prison sentence. Beginning his career in law at the age of 25, he eventually became a successful municipal bond lawyer attached to Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander. In 1967, he met Richard Nixon and quickly developed an undying loyalty towards him. John N. Mitchell became Nixon’s campaign manager when Nixon stood for the presidential election in the 1969. After Nixon became President, he rewarded Mitchell with the post of US Attorney General. Three years later, Mitchell gave it up to head Nixon’s re-election committee and it was in this capacity that he sanctioned Watergate Complex break-in, an incident that resulted in his imprisonment as well as Nixon’s impeachment. However, Mitchell was released after nineteen months and spent the remaining years working as a counselor at a Washington think tank.