Mike Gravel

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Mike Gravel (b 1930/1)

He is a former US Senator from Alaska. He has been in the legislature since at least 1971, when
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 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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