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Former senator George Mitchell speaks at an event in New Hampshire. Mitchell spoke to students at UT on Tuesday.
Senator speaks on economy, state of nation
During the inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture Series, Senator George Mitchell began with an explanation of his expertise as a speaker.
He shared an anecdote of his first day in the Senate in 1980, when he was informed by his new assistant that he had been asked to give a keynote address on the tax codes at the National Association of Certified Public Accountants convention. The young Mitchell expressed surprise.
"I said, 'The tax code? You got 2,000 people in the audience and every one of them will know more than I do.' The young man looked at me, and ...