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Michael Eugene Mitchell

Michael Eugene Mitchell, American finance company executive, retired electronics engineer. Achievements include patentee in field. Recipient American Institute of Electrical Engineers-Institute of Radio Engineers award, University Michigan, 1953; grant, Kalamazoo Citizens, 1949, Junior Chamber of Commerce scholar, 1948, Joseph Boyer scholar, 1952.


  • Mitchell, Michael Eugene was born on June 29, 1930 in Kalamazoo. Son of Otto Eugene and Helen Elaine (Mullins) Mitchell.

  • Education

    • Degree, Western Michigan University, 1951. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, University Michigan, 1953. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mathematics University Michigan, 1953.


    • Member technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories, Whippany, New Jersey, 1953—1957. Communications system engineer, consultant engineer General Electric Company, Ithaca, New York, Okalahoma City, Syracuse, New York, 1957—1975. Senior staff engineer communications system division Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, California, 1975—1989.

      President Opportunityland Inc., since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patentee in field.


    • Contributor government reports and articles in professional journals.


    Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Rho Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Joan Hortense Beard, September 13, 1953. Children: MichaelMichael T., Donald G., Nicole M.
    • father: Otto Eugene Mitchell
    • mother: Helen Elaine (Mullins) Mitchell
    • spouse: Joan Hortense Beard
    • children: MichaelMichael T. Mitchell
    • Donald G. Mitchell
    • Nicole M. Mitchell
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    Born June 29, 1930
    • 1951
      Western Michigan University
    • 1953
      University Michigan
    • 1953
      University Michigan
    • 1953 - 1957
      Member, technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories
      Whippany, New Jersey, United States
    • 1957 - 1975
      communications system engineer, engineer General Electric Company
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1957 - 1975
      consultant, engineer General Electric Company
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1975 - 1989
      senior, staff engineer communications system division Hughes Aircraft Company
      Fullerton, California, United States
    • 1981
      president, Opportunityland Incorporated