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Mitch McConnell, Jr.'s Biography


Contact Information

Federal Building
241 East Main Street, Room 102
Bowling Green, KY 42101

601 West Broadway
Room 630
Louisville, KY 40202

1885 Dixie Highway
Suite 345
Fort Wright, KY 41011

100 Fountain Avenue
Suite 300
Paducah, KY 42001

771 Corporate Drive
Suite 108
Lexington, KY 40503

300 South Main Street
Suite 310
London, KY 40741

317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Addison 'Mitch' Mitchell McConnell, Jr.




Wife: Elaine; 3 Children: Elly, Claire, Porter

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Tuscumbia, AL

Home City:

Louisville, KY



JD, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1967

BA, University of Louisville, 1964

Minority Leader, United States Senate, 2021-present

Senator, United States Senate, Kentucky, 1985-present

Majority Leader, United States Senate, 2015-2021

Candidate, United States Senate, Kentucky, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014, 2020

Minority Leader, United States Senate, 2007-2015

Republican Whip, United States Senate, 2003-2007

Former Member, Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Chair, Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate

Former Member, Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate

Member, Tennessee Valley Authority Caucus

Judge-Executive, Jefferson County, 1978-1985

Acting Assistant, United States Attorney General, 1975

Deputy Assistant, United States Attorney General, 1974-1975

Employee, Tom Emberton Campaign for Kentucky Governor, 1971

Chief Legislative Assistant, United States Senator Marlow Cook, 1968-1970

Served, United States Army Reserve, 1967

Intern, Senator John Sherman Cooper, 1964

Member, Sons of the American Revolution, 2013-present

Member, Board of Selectors, Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Vice Chair, Ethics Study Commission

Former President, University of Kentucky Student Bar Association

Chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee, 1998, 2000

Founder, James Madison Center for Free Speech, 1997

Member, National Institute of Justice, 1982-1984

President, Kentucky Association of County Judge/Executives, 1982

Chair/Founder, Kentucky Task Force on Exploited and Missing Children, 1982

Member, National Child Tragedies Coalition, 1981

Member, Kentucky Bar Association, 1967