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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.


University of Kansas (Bachelor of Arts). Georgetown University (Juris Doctor).


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.