A Search for Understanding

A Biography of George W. Mitchell
Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1961-1976

by Mary Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 329
ISBN : 9780595485710

About the Book

This book provides a professional and personal biography of George W. Mitchell compiled by Mary T. Mitchell, his wife of 32 years.

George Mitchell was a Federal Reserve Governor from 1961 to 1976 and Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1973 to 1976. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, Mr. Mitchell was Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Director of Finance for the State of Illinois under then Governor Adlai Stevenson. Mr. Mitchell was a major contributor to monetary policy and to banking systems during the latter half of the 20th century. He was a pioneer in the development of electronic funds transfer systems.

In his personal life, Governor Mitchell was a devoted family man and avid collector of modern art. He treated all of the members of his very large family with love and care. He encouraged young people to participate fully in life's joys and responsibilities. He consistently emphasized the value of education and the need for integrity in all of life's pursuits.

About the Author

Mary Mitchell received her formal education at the University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

She was the wife of George Mitchell from November 1964 until his death in January 1997.

She lives at Greenspring Village, a retirement community in Springfield, Virginia.