John N. Mitchell, who served as attorney general of the United States under President Richard Nixon, was married to Martha Mitchell (September 2, 1918 – May 31, 1976).
She was honest and revealing in her public remarks and interviews throughout the Watergate crisis.
Mitchell, a Presbyterian, regularly visited Marble Collegiate Church in New York.
She started writing her memoirs in 1973, but she never signed a contract out of concern that it would mean she would not receive any money from her husband. She landed a brief gig as the program’s guest host on Washington’s WTTG in April 1974, but it only lasted a week.
Martha Mitchell parents: George V. Beall, Arie Beall
On September 2, 1918, Martha Elizabeth Beall Jennings Mitchell, the lone child of cotton dealer George V. Beall and theatre instructor Arie Beall Ferguson, was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Later in life, she recalled that because other families were spread out, she spent most of her time playing with the kids of her African-American “mammy,” who resided with the Beall family. Her mother imagined she would become an opera singer when she was a little girl since she sung in the church choir.