THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE J. MITCHELL AS MEMBER OF THE ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint former Senator George J. Mitchell as a Member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.
George J. Mitchell, former Senator of Maine, currently serves as Special Counsel at Verner, Liipfert, Bernard, McPherson and Hand. He is also Chairman of the International Crisis Group. Senator Mitchell was first elected to the United States Senate in 1980, and left the Senate in 1995, as Majority Leader, a position he had held since January 1989. Prior to becoming a U.S. Senator he practiced law in both Washington, D.C. and Portland, Maine. From 1954 to 1956, Senator Mitchell served as an officer in the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps. He holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an L.L.B. from Georgetown University Law Center.
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission was established by an international treaty between the United States and Canada in 1963. Under the treaty, a joint commission was created and charged with administering the Park. The Park is located on the southern end of Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt vacationed on Campobello for over 56 years. The purpose of the park is to commemorate the memory of President Roosevelt, as well as reinforce the positive relationship between the United States and Canada.