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Mary Sue Mitchelson

Mary Sue Mitchelson, American federal agency administrator, lawyer.


  • Mitchelson, Mary Sue was born on March 17, 1951 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Daughter of L. R. and Mildred (Mathes) Mitchelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Kansas, 1973. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1976.


    • Assistant dean Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, 1976-1978. Law clerk to Honorary Harold Greene United States District Court District of Columbia, 1978-1979. Trial attorney civil division commercial litigation branch United States Department Justice, 1979-1986, assistant director civil division commercial litigation branch, 1986-1989, assistant director, deputy director commercial litigation branch Civil Division, 1990-1991, 1991-1995.

      Assistant general counsel Clarke Consultant Group, 1989-1990. Deputy general counsel Office of the General Counsel, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, 1995-2000. Assistant inspector general analysis and inspection United States Department Education, 2000—2002, counsel to inspector general, 2002—2008, deputy inspector general, since 2008, acting inspector general, since 2009.


    • father: L. R. Mitchelson
    • mother: Mildred (Mathes) Mitchelson
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    Born March 17, 1951
    (age 66)