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John Mitchell

John Newton Mitchell (September 5, 1913 - November 9, 1988) served as United States Attorney General during the Nixon administration. He also served as campaign director for CREEP, the Committee to Re-elect the President, which employed Watergate burglar James W. McCord, Jr in a "security" capacity. On March 1, 1974, Mitchell was convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice for his role in the Watergate scandal.

The Martha Mitchell effect is named after John Newton Mitchell's wife.

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For the 19th century Irish nationalist political campaigner, see John Mitchel.

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