Mike Gravel

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'''Mike Gravel''' (b 1930/1)
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'''Maurice Robert "Mike" Gravel''' (b 1930)
  
He is a former US Senator from [[Alaska]].  He has been in the legislature since at least 1971, when<blockquote>Back in 1971, when President Nixon's Justice Department blocked the New York Times from reporting on a classified study about government deception in the Vietnam War, then-Sen. Gravel put the study on public record by reading aloud about 4,000 pages of what came to be known as "The Pentagon Papers." </blockquote>
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Mike Gravel was born in Springfield, Hampden County, [[Massachusetts]] on [[May 13]], 1930.  He is a former US Senator from [[Alaska]].  He was in the Alaska house of representatives 1962-66 and elected speaker in 1965.  Democrat to the US Senate from Alaska 1969-81.<blockquote>Back in 1971, when President Nixon's Justice Department blocked the New York Times from reporting on a classified study about government deception in the Vietnam War, then-Sen. Gravel put the study on public record by reading aloud about 4,000 pages of what came to be known as "The Pentagon Papers." </blockquote>
  
He married Whitney Unknown in 1983/4.  He is running on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008.  His Democratic challengers are: [[Hillary Diane Rodham|Hillary Clinton]], [[Christopher Dodd]], [[John Edwards]], [[Dennis Kucinich]], [[Barack Obama]], [[Joseph Biden|Joe Biden]], and [[William Richardson|Bill Richardson]].
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He ran again for Senate in 1980 but was defeated.  He married Whitney Unknown in 1983/4.  He is running on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008.  His Democratic challengers are: [[Hillary Diane Rodham|Hillary Clinton]], [[Christopher Dodd]], [[John Edwards]], [[Dennis Kucinich]], [[Barack Obama]], [[Joseph Biden|Joe Biden]], and [[William Richardson|Bill Richardson]].
  
 
===Secondary sources===
 
===Secondary sources===
 
*[http://www.planetout.com/news/article.html?2007/07/05/1 "Who is this Mike Gravel?"] on Planetout.com
 
*[http://www.planetout.com/news/article.html?2007/07/05/1 "Who is this Mike Gravel?"] on Planetout.com
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*[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=g000388 "Maurice Robert Gravel"] on Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  
 
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[[Category:Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:US Presidential Election 2008]]
 
[[Category:US Presidential Election 2008]]

Revision as of 16:40, 6 July 2007

Maurice Robert "Mike" Gravel (b 1930)

Mike Gravel was born in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts on May 13, 1930. He is a former US Senator from Alaska. He was in the Alaska house of representatives 1962-66 and elected speaker in 1965. Democrat to the US Senate from Alaska 1969-81.
Back in 1971, when President Nixon's Justice Department blocked the New York Times from reporting on a classified study about government deception in the Vietnam War, then-Sen. Gravel put the study on public record by reading aloud about 4,000 pages of what came to be known as "The Pentagon Papers."

He ran again for Senate in 1980 but was defeated. He married Whitney Unknown in 1983/4. He is running on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008. His Democratic challengers are: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Bill Richardson.

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