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Robert Watson Mitchell, American Publisher. Named Vermont State Chamber of C. Citizen of Year, 1986; recipient Extraordinary Vermonter award, 1990, Yankee Quill award, 1993, Horace Greeley award New England Press Association, 1994. Chairman Rhodes Scholarship Committee; Member Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Mitchell, Robert Watson was born on October 11, 1910 in Randolph, Vermont, United States. Son of Robert J. and Stella (Watson) Mitchell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1932;postgraduate, London School Economics, 1933;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Vermont, 1985;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Middlebury College, 1993.

Career

Senior editor, public, president, Rutland (Vermont) Herald, 1942-1993;president, Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, 1964-1993. Past president Rutland Industrial Development Corporation.

Membership

Chairman Rhodes Scholarship Committee. Member Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: National Press.

Connections

Married Rita C. Morrissey, March 15, 1935 (deceased August 1945). Children: Margaret (Mistress William B. Mather, Junior), Robert John. Married Virginia Wright Buckingham, November 27, 1946.

Children: Thomas Son of, Mary R.

father:
Robert J. Mitchell

mother:
Stella (Watson) Mitchell

spouses:
Rita C. Morrissey

Virginia Wright Buckingham

children:
Margaret (Mistress William B. Mather Mitchell

Junior) Mitchell

Robert John Mitchell

Thomas Son of Mitchell

Mary R. Mitchell