Alan Cranston

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Alan Cranston
Cranston in 1979
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Frank Murkowski
Succeeded by Jay Rockefeller
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Vance Hartke
Succeeded by Alan K. Simpson
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1991
Leader Robert Byrd
George Mitchell
Preceded by Alan K. Simpson
Succeeded by Wendell Ford
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Leader Robert Byrd
Preceded by Robert Byrd
Succeeded by Ted Stevens
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Leader Robert Byrd
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Alan K. Simpson
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Thomas Kuchel
Succeeded by Barbara Boxer
25th California State Controller
In office
1959–1967
Governor Pat Brown
Preceded by Robert C. Kirkwood
Succeeded by Houston I. Flournoy
Personal details
Born Alan MacGregor Cranston
June 19, 1914(1914-06-19)
Palo Alto, California
Died December 31, 2000(2000-12-31) (aged 86)
Los Altos, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Geneva McMath (divorced)
Norma Weintraub (divorced)
Alma mater Stanford University

Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was an American politician and journalist. He was the United States senator of California. He served as senator from 1969 to 1993. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Cranston ran for President of the United States in 1984, but lost the Democratic Party primary to Walter Mondale.

Cranston died in Los Altos, California from natural causes, aged 86.