Alan Cranston

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Alan Cranston
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Cranston in 1979
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byFrank Murkowski
Succeeded byJay Rockefeller
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byVance Hartke
Succeeded byAlan K. Simpson
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1991
LeaderRobert Byrd
George Mitchell
Preceded byAlan K. Simpson
Succeeded byWendell Ford
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
LeaderRobert Byrd
Preceded byRobert Byrd
Succeeded byTed Stevens
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
LeaderRobert Byrd
Preceded byTed Stevens
Succeeded byAlan K. Simpson
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byThomas Kuchel
Succeeded byBarbara Boxer
25th California State Controller
In office
1959–1967
GovernorPat Brown
Preceded byRobert C. Kirkwood
Succeeded byHouston I. Flournoy
Personal details
BornAlan MacGregor Cranston
(1914-06-19)June 19, 1914
Palo Alto, California
DiedDecember 31, 2000(2000-12-31) (aged 86)
Los Altos, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Geneva McMath (divorced)
Norma Weintraub (divorced)
Alma materStanford 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.