What Happened to Martha Mitchell’s Daughter, Marty Mitchell?

Martha Mitchell’s daughter, Marty Mitchell, seems to have disappeared into oblivion. After the split of her parent’s marriage, nothing has been heard from her.

John N. Mitchell, the only U.S. Attorney General to go to jail, and his then-wife Martha Mitchell, had one daughter named Marty. The former couple were married for 15 years before some circumstances suspected to include the Watergate Scandal led to the end of the union. After the split, Martha moved away from Washington, D.C., and nothing has been heard from her daughter Marty since then.

Who is Martha Mitchell’s Daughter, Marty Mitchell?

Marty Mitchell is the only daughter of former US Attorney General John N. Mitchell and his then-wife, Martha Mitchell. Marty was born on January 10, 1961, in New York. Her mother had a son named Clyde Jay Jennings from a previous marriage, and Marty grew up with him as her only sibling.

An American by nationality, Marty spent a bit of her childhood in New York before she moved with her family from New York to DC when her father was appointed Attorney General in 1969. Marty attended the Stone Ridge Country Day School in Bethesda, Maryland, but no one has confirmed the level of education she was able to attain.

She reportedly got her first degree from Georgetown University. Marty attended a Catholic school for her high school even though she was not a Catholic. Her parents only sent her there to ensure she got the kind of discipline they wanted her to grow up with.

As the only daughter of a high-profile lawyer, Marty was well taken care of, as she could be said to have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her father, John N. Mitchell, was the 67th Attorney General of the United States under President Richard Nixon. He also served as the chairman of Nixon’s 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns.

What Does Marty Mitchel Do for a Living?

Currently, no information about the life Marty Mitchell is living is available in the public space. As such, we can’t say what she is doing at this time. However, she reportedly worked with a consulting firm after college.

Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Marty joined Dean & Associates as an associate. The consulting firm is based in Washington, where it explores the real estate industry.

What Happened to Marty Mitchell?

Marty Mitchell practically disappeared from the spotlight after her parent’s divorce in 1973, and has not surfaced again. Nevertheless, nothing significant happened to her, at least to the best of public knowledge.

One of the few times details about Marty Mitchell surfaced in the media space was when a story about her getting married was published. According to TheCinemaholic, a marriage notice published in March 1989 had her name on it. This suggests she is somewhere enjoying family life with her husband.

Marty’s life was depicted in a Starz series named Gaslit which chronicles the story of Martha Mitchell. The character of Marty was played by Darby Camp while Julia Roberts depicted her mom Martha. John Mitchell, on the other hand, was played by Sean Penn.

Where is Martha Mitchell’s Daughter Now?

Not much is known about the daughter of Martha and John Mitchell, especially her whereabouts. Marty left no trail for anyone to keep tabs on her after a scandal saw the end of her parents’ union.

The only trace of what she has been up to is the fact that she is now a family woman. Marty is probably living with her husband as she reportedly married a man named Paul Savidge of Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1989. As the story goes, a marriage notice bearing her name was published that year, suggesting that she must have gotten married to Paul, but that is all there is about the duo.

The nuptials between Marty and Paul was posted by her godparents – Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C Ebbitt.

Marty Mitchel’s parents – image source

Marty Mitchell’s Parents Were Influential Americans

Marty’s parents were prominent figures in Washington, DC, under President Richard Nixon. Her mother, Martha Elizabeth Beall Jennings Mitchell, was a flamboyant socialite, mostly known as the wife of John N. Mitchell, former United States Attorney General. Martha was known for her vivacious and outspoken personality, especially during the Watergate scandal, where her candid and revealing comments played a vital role.

Marty’s father, John Newton Mitchell, served as the 67th Attorney General of the United States of America. He became Attorney General under President Nixon and remained in the position between 1969 and 1972. Before climbing up to the top echelons of his career, John was a municipal bond lawyer and a friend to Nixon.

After serving his tenure as Attorney General, John became the chairman of Nixon’s presidential campaign of 1972. In 1977, John was sentenced to prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. John became the first U.S. Attorney General to go to prison; he served 19 months.

The Watergate Scandal Contributed to the End of Marty Mitchell’s Parents’ Marriage

Martha played a crucial role in the unveiling of the Watergate scandal, which ultimately led to the end of her marriage. It all started when she discovered her husband’s role in the illegal methods applied by the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP). John was the head of the committee and went the extra mile to re-elect Nixon into office.

Subsequently, Martha sounded the alarm and became the first whistleblower during the scandal. Following the outcome of the Watergate scandal and the role Martha played in calling her husband out, their marriage came to an end. Their divorce was finalized in 1973, with John winning custody over his daughter Marty. The custody battle was a nasty public fight for both parties.

Marty’s mother died on May 31, 1976, as a result of complications from multiple myeloma. She was buried in her hometown of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. John Mitchel, on the other hand, died on November 9, 1988. He collapsed from a heart attack on the sidewalk while on the streets of the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. Marty’s father received full military honors for his burial at Arlington National Cemetery. His eligibility for the honor was due to his service during the World War II Naval and as a former Attorney General of the United States.


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