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  1. Mitch·ell, John
    IPA[ˈmiCHəl]
    • 1. (1913–88), US lawyer; full name John Newton Mitchell. He served as US attorney general 1969–72 under President Nixon and was convicted in 1975 of conspiracy in the Watergate break-in and cover–up.

    • (born 1943), Canadian singer and songwriter; born Roberta Joan Anderson. Starting to record in 1968, she gradually moved from folk to a fusion of folk, jazz, and rock. Notable albums: Blue (1971), Hejira (1976), and Dog Eat Dog (1986).
    • (1900–49), US novelist. She wrote the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Gone with the Wind (1936; movie, 1939), set during the US Civil War.
    • (1879–1936), US army officer; full name William Mitchell; born in France. An outspoken advocate of air power, he was court-martialed in 1925 for his criticism of the war and navy departments. As a civilian, he continued to preach the importance of air power in warfare.
    • (1818–89), US astronomer. She established the orbit of a newly discovered comet in 1847 and became the first woman elected 1848 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She taught astronomy at Vassar College 1865–88.
    • (1900–49), American novelist, famous as the author of the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone with the Wind (1936), set during the American Civil War.
    • (born 1943), Canadian singer and songwriter; born Roberta Joan Anderson. Starting to record in 1968, she gradually moved from folk to a fusion of folk, jazz, and rock. Notable albums: Blue (1971), Hejira (1976), and Dog Eat Dog (1986).
    • (1895–1937), English aeronautical engineer; full name Reginald Joseph Mitchell. He designed the Spitfire fighter aircraft.
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