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Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell (1942- ) papers


Collection : Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell (1942- ) papers
Date/Extent : 1977- , 125 linear ft. (access restricted)
Description : Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, was born in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, on February 20, 1942. He attended public schools in Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville in 1964, and from the University of Kentucky School of Law in 1967. He served as president of the student bodies of his high school, college, and law school. McConnell was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1967. He served as a legislative assistant to United States Senator Marlow Cook from 1968 to 1970, as deputy assistnat United states Attorney from 1974 to 1975, and was elected judge-executive of Jefferson County, Kentucky, in 1978. He held this position until he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1984, for the term commencing January 3, 1985. He was reelected in 1990 and 1996. He served as chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics (1995-1997), on the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (1997-2001), and on the Committee on Rules and Administration (1999- ). The McConnell papers document his political career, beginning in 1977, and include budget working papers, correspondence, news clippings, press files, project files, research files, schedules, and scrapbooks.
Repository : University Archives