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Maryland's Rep. Mitchell Won't Seek Reelection

October 01, 1985|United Press International

BALTIMORE — Rep. Parren J. Mitchell (D-Md.) announced Monday that he is retiring and will not seek reelection in 1986. He refused to elaborate on his plans.

Mitchell, 62, Maryland's only black congressman, has been a member of Congress since 1971. He has been known as a staunch supporter of civil rights and an equally vigorous critic of President Reagan.

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