MCCONNELL, Addison Mitchell (Mitch) (1942-)
Senate Years of Service: 1985-

MCCONNELL, ADDISON MITCHELL (MITCH), A Senator from Kentucky; born in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., February 20, 1942; attended Louisville, Ky. public schools; graduated, University of Louisville 1964; graduated, University of Kentucky Law School, Lexington 1967; admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1967; legislative assistant to Senator Marlow Cook 1968-1970; Deputy Assistant United States Attorney for Legislative Affairs 1974-1975; Acting Assistant Attorney General 1975; elected judge-executive of Jefferson County, Ky., 1978-1985; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014, and again in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027; Republican party whip (2003-2007); minority leader (2007-2015; 2021-); majority leader (2015-2021); chair, Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Fourth Congress), National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundred Fifth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses), Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Sixth Congress, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]).

  • McConnell, A. Mitchell, Jr. "Haynsworth and Carswell: A New Senate Standard of Excellence.'' Kentucky Law Journal 59 (1970-1971): 7-34.
  • ___. "Is Public Financing of Presidential Elections a Desirable Policy?--No.'' In Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection, edited by Gary L. Rose, pp. 161-71. 2d ed. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • ___. The Long Game: A Memoir. New York: Sentinel, 2016.
  • ___. "Reflections on the Senate's Role in the Judicial Impeachment Process and Proposals for Change.'' Kentucky Law Journal 76 (1987-1988): 739-61.
  • McConnell, Mitch, and Roy E. Brownell II. The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth: Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of Legislative Leadership. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2019.