Cranston, Alan, 1914-2000

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Alan Cranston, born June 19, 1914 in Palo Alto, Calif., was a four term Senator for California from 1969 to 1993. His son Robin Cranston was killed in a car accident in May 1980. Cranston died on Dec. 31, 2000.

From the description of Alan Cranston letters : to Susan and Otto Meyer, 1980 May. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 56712942

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Cranston, Alan, a Senator from California; born 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.

--Taken from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000877

From the guide to the Alan Cranston papers, 1914-1993, bulk 1940-1993, (The Bancroft Library)

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referencedIn George Hardy Photograph Collection No. 14 San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center.
referencedIn Committee to Frame a World Constitution. Records, 1945-1951 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Biography: Helen Gahagan Douglas, 1973-1983 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "C" [surname] folder 1872-1989. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Papers, 1936-1979 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
contributorOf DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Video Recordings from the Senate Investigation of Robert Packwood, 1989 - ca. 1991 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Mineral King Development records, 1963-1978 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Cranston, Alan, 1914-2000. Speech delivered at annual meeting of The Friends of The Bancroft Library : Berkeley, Calif., 1976 May 30. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Hahn, Kenneth. Collection of Kenneth Hahn, circa 1945-1993. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Henderson, Robert Arthur, 1925-. Mineral King Development records, 1963-1978. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Ruiz, Manuel, 1907-. Manuel Ruiz papers, 1931-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 6/19/78 [1]
referencedIn Gerald Johnson Papers, 1938 - 1995 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Bay Area Committee to Save Biafran Children. Bay Area Committee to Save Biafran Children records, 1968-1970. The California Digital Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 7/5/78
referencedIn "Stanford: A Sentimental Journey" [videorecording], 1987 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Alan Cranston papers, 1914-1993, bulk 1940-1993 Bancroft Library
referencedIn 11/12/80, Senate Democrats (T-26397) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Smith, Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart), 1897-1981. Lorna D. Smith papers, 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cook, Lyle Edwards, 1918-2002. Lyle Edwards Cook papers, 1938-1956. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Glenn M. Anderson Papers, 1870s-2000, 1940-1994 California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
contributorOf 6/11/81, Senate Foreign Relations Committee--Israeli Bombing (T-48144) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Wes Willoughby papers, 1951-1993, bulk 1951-1993 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Lawrence Arnstein Papers, 1915-1979 Bancroft Library
referencedIn KRON-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.). Stanford: a sentimental journey : video recordings, 1987. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 6/12/78 [2]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 7/21/78
referencedIn Catherine Seelye Papers., undated, 1917-1978 [bulk 1973-1976]. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Cranston, Alan, 1914-. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1939-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Philip C. Jessup Papers, 1574-1983, (bulk 1925-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986. Philip C. Jessup papers, 1574-1983 (bulk 1925-1983). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cranston, Alan, 1914-2000,. Alan Cranston letters : to Susan and Otto Meyer, 1980 May. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/10/77
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn 6/5/81, Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Ernest LeFever (T-29092) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn National Land for People collection, Bulk, 1972-1983, 1850-1991 Special Collections Research Center, California State University, Fresno
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Cranston, Alan, 1914-2000. Alan Cranston papers, 1914-1993. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Keys mss., 1972-1982 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Democratic Party (Calif.). State Central Committee. California Democratic State Central Committee Collection, 1954 ; 1958-1973. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn Miller, Russell R., 1937-. Russell R. Miller papers, 1970-2008. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1959-2002, 1966-1998 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1968 -1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Theodore Saloutos Papers, 1932-1982 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
contributorOf 6/11/81, Senate Foreign Relations Committee--Israeli Bombing (T-29148) Jimmy Carter Library
contributorOf Audio Recordings from the Senate Investigation of the Keating Five, 1989 - ca. 1991 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Staff Scheduling Memoranda. 1977 - 1978. 7/20/78-7/31/78
referencedIn Florence Richardson Wyckoff papers, 1938-1984 University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections, McHenry Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 11/1/77 [2]
referencedIn Videotape collection, 1977-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Keys, Donald. Papers, 1972-1982. Indiana University
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 8/17/79 [2]
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Anderson, Glenn M. person
correspondedWith Arnstein, Lawrence, 1880-1979 person
associatedWith Ballis, George Elfie, 1925-2010 person
associatedWith Ballis, Maia person
associatedWith Bancroft Library. Friends. corporateBody
associatedWith Bay Area Committee to Save Biafran Children. corporateBody
associatedWith Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith California. Office of State Controller. corporateBody
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968 person
associatedWith Committee to Frame a World Constitution corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cook, Lyle Edwards, 1918-2002. person
associatedWith Cranston, Robin, d. 1980. person
associatedWith Democratic Party (Calif.). State Central Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
correspondedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Hahn, Kenneth. person
associatedWith Hardy, George person
associatedWith Harris, Leon A. person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Henderson, Robert Arthur, 1925- person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
correspondedWith Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald Woodrow) person
associatedWith Keys, Donald person
correspondedWith Keys, Donald person
associatedWith Koch, Jean person
associatedWith Koch, Richard, 1921- person
associatedWith KRON-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McCloskey, J. Michael (John Michael), 1934- person
associatedWith Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund corporateBody
associatedWith Meyer, Otto, person
associatedWith Meyer, Susan, person
correspondedWith Miller, Russell R., 1937- person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith National Organization for Women corporateBody
associatedWith National Organization for Women person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Ruiz, Manuel, 1907- person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Saloutos, Theodore. person
correspondedWith Seelye, Catherine. person
associatedWith Smith, Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart), 1897-1981. person
associatedWith Sohn, Louis B. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith Willoughby, Wes person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Florence Richardson person
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California
California
United States
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Birth 1914-06-19

Death 2000-12-31

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