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John N. Mitchell (1969–1972): Attorney General

John N. Mitchell was born September 15, 1913. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and received the Silver Star for gallantry. Mitchell was attorney general in the Nixon administration (1969-1972), and was a key figure in the Watergate scandal; he would served 19 months in prison for his role in Watergate. Mitchell died November 9, 1988, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.