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A Bulldog in ‘Bama - Alumni Profiles
December 2010 Issue
Hinton Mitchem Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski For most Alabama residents, the Iron Bowl game between Auburn University and the University of Alabama is the most important college football game of the year. Bragging rights, pride and recruiting prospects are on the line. For Alabama state Senator Hinton Mitchem (BSEd ’61), it’s just another football game that Georgia isn’t playing in. And while he may not stand up and “call the Dawgs” if he’s sitting in Alabama’s president’s box at Bryant-Denny stadium, he isn’t shy about his loyalty. “When I first ran [for political office], the first thing I put on my brochure was ‘Graduate of the University of Georgia,’ and I’ve never gotten criticism for it and I’ve never hid where I’m from,” Mitchem says. A native of the Eastville community in Oconee County, off Highway 53 between Winder and Watkinsville, Mitchem spent the last 50 years in Alabama, the last four decades in the state senate and decided this …
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