TIME Magazine is calling Maine’s George Mitchell one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
The annual TIME 100 list profiles men and women whose power, talent or moral example makes a significant difference in the world.
The former U.S. Senate leader led peace negotiations in Northern Ireland that led to the Good Friday Agreement, and chaired a fact-finding committee on violence in the Middle East.
Mitchell also served as chairman of the International Crisis Group, which is dedicated to the prevention of crises in international affairs.
During his 14-year Senate career, Mitchell led the successful reauthorization of the Clean Air Act, including new controls on acid rain toxins.