John Newton Mitchell (September 15, 1913 – November 9, 1988) was the 67th Attorney General of the United States (1969–1972) under President Richard Nixon. Prior to that, he had been a municipal bond lawyer, chairman of Nixons 1968 presidential campaign, and one of Nixons closest personal friends.
After his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he served as chairman of Nixons 1972 presidential campaign. Due to multiple crimes he committed in the Watergate affair, Mitchell was sentenced to prison in 1977 and served 19 months. As Attorney General, he was noted for personifying the law-and-order positions of the Nixon Administration, amid several high-profile anti-war demonstrations.