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  Cranston, Alan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1960-01-01  
 
NameAlan Cranston
Address
Los Altos, California , United States
EmailNone
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Born June 19, 1914
DiedDecember 31, 2000 (86 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 18, 2013 03:06pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Internationalist - Divorced - U.S. Army - Reprimanded - Christian - Protestant - Straight -
Infoborn in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 19, 1914; attended the public schools in Los Altos, Calif., Pomona College, and the University of Mexico; graduated, Stanford University 1936; International News Service, covering England, Germany, Italy, and Ethiopia 1937-1938; chief, foreign language division, Office of War Information 1940-1944; enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and served until the conclusion of the Second World War; national president, United World Federalists 1949-1952; elected State comptroller of California in 1958, and reelected in 1962; business career in land investment and home construction; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1968 for the term commencing January 3, 1969; reelected in 1974, 1980, and again in 1986 and served from January 3, 1969 to January 3, 1993; was not a candidate for reelection in 1992; reprimanded by the Select Committee on Ethics for �improper conduct� on November 20, 1991; Democratic whip 1977-1991; chairman, Committee on Veterans� Affairs (Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, One Hundredth through One Hundred Second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1984; was a resident of Los Altos, Calif., until his death on December 31, 2000; remains were cremated.


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RACES
  01/03/1989 Assistant Majority Whip Won 71.43% (+42.86%)
  01/03/1987 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 CA US Senate Won 49.29% (+1.42%)
  06/03/1986 CA US Senate- D Primary Won 80.71% (+73.31%)
  01/03/1985 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1984 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-98.78%)
  07/01/1984 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.28% (-38.03%)
  01/03/1983 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1981 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 CA US Senate Won 56.50% (+19.36%)
  06/03/1980 CA US Senate - D Primary Won 79.91% (+69.18%)
  01/03/1979 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1977 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 CA US Senate Won 60.52% (+24.30%)
  06/04/1974 CA US Senate - D Primary Won 83.54% (+71.80%)
  11/05/1968 CA US Senate Won 51.82% (+4.94%)
  06/04/1968 CA US Senate - D Primary Won 58.99% (+36.37%)
  11/08/1966 CA Controller Lost 49.51% (-0.97%)
  06/02/1964 CA US Senate - D Primary Lost 39.01% (-5.25%)
  11/06/1962 CA Controller Won 60.15% (+22.44%)
  11/04/1958 CA Controller Won 50.31% (+0.62%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA District 42 - Special Election - Sep 21, 1999 D Marta Macias Brown
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jul 28, 1983 NPA Reject
Shall Dianne Feinstein be recalled from the office of Mayor? - Apr 26, 1983 NO No
Chicago Mayor - D Primary - Feb 22, 1983 D Harold Washington
US Secretary of Energy - Nov 04, 1982 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Chile - Mar 02, 1982 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject