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Mitch McConnell

also known as Addison Mitchell McConnell

lawyer , senator

Mitch McConnell, United States Senator from Kentucky, lawyer. Bar: Kentucky 1967. Chairman Jefferson County Republican Committee, 1973-1974; co-chairman National Child Tragedies Coalition, 1981; chairman, founder Kentucky Task Force on Exploited and Missing Children, 1982; member President's Partnership on Child Safety. Member Kentucky Association County Judge Executives (president 1982), National Institute Justice (advisory board 1982-1984).

Background

McConnell, Mitch was born on February 20, 1942 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States. Son of Addison Mitchell and Julia (Shockley) McConnell.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University Louisville, 1964. Juris Doctor, University Kentucky, 1967.

Career

Chief legislation assistant to Senator Marlow Cook United States Senate, Washington, 1968-1970. Private law practice Louisville, 1970-1974. Deputy assistant attorney general United States Department Justice, Washington, 1974-1975.

Judge Jefferson County, Louisville, 1978-1985. United States Senator from Kentucky, since 1985. Assistant majority leader (majority whip) United States Senate, 2002—2007, minority leader, since 2007.

Member United States Senate Agricultural, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee, United States Senate Appropriations Committee, United States Senate Rules & Administration Committee.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kentucky 1967.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.

Views

Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Baptist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

Membership

Chairman Jefferson County Republican Committee, 1973-1974. Co-chairman National Child Tragedies Coalition, 1981. Chairman, founder Kentucky Task Force on Exploited and Missing Children, 1982.

Member President's Partnership on Child Safety. Member Kentucky Association County Judge Executives (president 1982), National Institute Justice (advisory board 1982-1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fly-fishing, cooking.

Connections

Married Elaine Lan Chao, February 6, 1993. Children: Eleanor Hayes, Claire Redmon, Marion Porter.

father:
Addison Mitchell McConnell

mother:
Julia (Shockley) McConnell

spouse:
Elaine Lan Chao

children:
Eleanor Hayes McConnell

Claire Redmon McConnell

Marion Porter McConnell