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  Gruening, Ernest
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameErnest Gruening
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Juneau, Alaska , United States
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Born February 06, 1887
DiedJune 26, 1974 (87 years)
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Jun 27, 2015 11:49pm
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Infoa Senator from Alaska; born in New York City, February 6, 1887; attended Drisler School and Sachs School; graduated from Hotchkiss School in 1903, Harvard College in 1907, and Harvard Medical School in 1912; gave up practice of medicine to enter journalism; reporter for Boston American in 1912 and, after a variety of jobs with several newspapers, became managing editor of the New York Tribune in 1917; served in the Field Artillery Corps in 1918; editor of The Nation 1920-1923; editor, New York Post 1932-1933; adviser to the United States delegation to the Seventh Inter-American Conference, Montevideo, Chile, in 1933; director of the Division of Territories and Island Possessions of the Department of the Interior 1934-1939; administrator of the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration 1935-1937; member of Alaska International Highway Commission 1938-1942; appointed Governor of Alaska by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939 and twice reappointed, serving until 1953; elected to the United States Senate October 6, 1965, from the Territory of Alaska as an advocate of Alaska statehood but did not take the oath of office and was not accorded senatorial privileges; known as �the father of Alaska statehood�; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 25, 1958, and upon admission of Alaska as a State into the Union on January 3, 1959, in the classification of Senators from that State, drew the four-year term beginning on that day and ending January 3, 1963; reelected in 1962 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1969; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968; president of investment firm; legislative consultant; died in Washington, D.C., June 26, 1974; cremated; ashes scattered over Mount Ernest Gruening, north of Juneau, Alaska.


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Son Huntington Sanders "Hunt" Gruening 0000-
Grandson Clark Gruening 1943-

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RACES
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.07% (-59.00%)
  11/05/1968 AK US Senate Lost 17.44% (-27.69%)
  08/27/1968 AK US Senate - Open Primary Lost 29.98% (-3.66%)
  11/06/1962 AK US Senate Won 58.14% (+16.28%)
  08/27/1962 AK US Senate - D Primary Won 86.28% (+72.56%)
  11/25/1958 AK US Senate Won 52.61% (+5.21%)
  09/02/1939 AK Territorial Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US President - D Primaries - Jun 06, 1972 D George S. McGovern
US President - D Convention - Jul 26, 1952 D C. Estes Kefauver
US President National Vote - Nov 04, 1924 R Robert Marion La Follette
NY US President - Nov 04, 1924 R Robert Marion La Follette