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 3, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for
renomination in 1980; is a resident of Arlington, Va.