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Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels is a Syrian American politician and academic administrator. 

He was born on April 7, 1949 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, and is of Syrian descent. Mitch served as the 49th Governor of Indiana, between 2005 and 2013. 

Before his rise to political prominence, Mitch received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1971. 

Throughout his career, Mitch has also worked as the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and chief political advisor to President Ronald Raegan, and has been the acting president of Purdue University since 2013. In 2911, Mitch was awarded the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service by the Arab-American Institute. 


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