Former US Senator Maurice R. "Mike" Gravel
(Libertarian - Virginia)
Alaska State Representative, 1962-66 (elected 1962, 1964). Speaker
of the Alaska House of Representatives, 1965-66. Candidate for
US Congress, 1966. US Senator from Alaska, 1969-81 (elected 1968,
1974; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1980). Candidate
for Vice President, 1972 Democratic Convention (226 delegates
- 3rd place - 7.5%). Founder & President, Democracy Foundation
and National Initiative for Democracy non-profit groups. Candidate
for Democratic Presidential nomination, 2008 primaries. Quit the
Democratic Party and joined the Libertarian Party, March 2008.
Author. Real estate developer. US Army, 1951-54.
B.S. (Economics), Columbia University, 1956.
Born May 13, 1930, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Married to Whitney
Stewart Gravel. Two children, three grandchildren. Unitarian.
Moved to Virginia in the 1990s.