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GRAVEL, Maurice Robert (Mike)

(1930—)

Senate Years of Service: 1969-1981
Party: Democrat

GRAVEL, Maurice Robert (Mike), a Senator from Alaska; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 13, 1930; attended private schools; graduated, Columbia University 1956; member of the United States Army, Counter Intelligence Corps 1951-1954; member, Alaska house of representatives 1962-1966, elected speaker in 1965; author; engaged in real estate development in Anchorage and Kenai; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1968; reelected in 1974, and served from January 3, 1969, to January 2, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1980; is a resident of Arlington, Va.


Bibliography

Gravel, Mike. Citizen Power: A People’s Platform . New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972; Gravel, Mike. Jobs and More Jobs . Anchorage: Mt. McKinley Publishers, 1968.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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