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Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was an American politician and journalist who served as a United States Senator from California from 1969 to 1993, and as a President of the World Federalist Association from 1949 to 1952. He served as the Senate Democratic Whip from 1977 to 1991. In 1984, Cranston sought the Democratic presidential nomination, advocating a nuclear freeze during the later stages of the Cold War. He dropped out after the first set of primaries.
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About Alan Cranston
- [Alan Cranston] understood power not as a reflection of status but as a tool with a purpose.' – Sen. Joseph Biden December 31, 2000 on Meet the Press