Glenford Eckleton Mitchell

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Dr. Glenford Eckleton Mitchell (born March 3, 1935 in Jamaica) served as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Bahá'í Faith. He was elected in 1982, and served in this capacity until April 2008. The Universal House of Justice announced in November 2007 that it had given permission to Mr. Hartmut Grossmann and Mr. Glenford E. Mitchell to relinquish their membership, but they continued serving until the next election of the body, which took place on 29 April 2008.



Mitchell is educated with a Bachelor's degree in business education from Shaw University in 1960, and a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University n 1962. He then started working as assistant editorial director of Maryknoll Publications and executive secretary of the Maryknoll Book Club in New York. In 1968 Mitchell was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, and the same year becoming its secretary. In 1980 he concluded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois. In 1982 he was elected to the Universal House of Justice. In 2005 he became the longest sitting of the nine members when Ian Semple withdrew.[1] [2]