GRAVEL, Maurice Robert (Mike) (1930-2021)
Senate Years of Service: 1969-1981

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; was a resident of Seaside, Calif., until his death on June 26, 2021.

Boise State University Library
Boise, ID
Papers: Correspondence in Frank Church papers, 1941-1984. Finding aid.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 5 audiotapes (1970-1972) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In New Democratic Coalition of New York records, 1960-1978. Finding aid.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in National Peace Action Coalition records, 1970-1973. Finding aid.

University of Alaska
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
Fairbanks, AK
Papers: 1957-1980. 509 linear feet. Chiefly senatorial papers including: legislative files, correspondence, issue files, campaign records, constituent services records, public relations material, staff files, office records, speeches, clippings, and photographs. Subjects include Trans-Alaska pipeline, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Gravel's public reading of the Pentagon Papers, the Vietnam War, Panama Canal, and underground nuclear testing. Finding aid.

  • Gravel, Mike, Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change. Bloomington, Ind: AuthorHouse, 2008.
  • ___. Citizen Power: A People's Platform. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972.
  • ___. Jobs and More Jobs. Anchorage: Mt. McKinley Publishers, 1968.
  • ___, and Joe Lauria. A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2008.