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Ernest Gruening

Ernest GrueningAKA Ernest Henry Gruening

Born: 6-Feb-1887
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 26-Jun-1974
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered over Mt. Ernest Gruening, Alaska)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Alaska, 1959-69

Father: Emil Gruening
Mother: Phebe Fridenberg
Wife: Dorothy Elizabeth Smith (m. 19-Nov-1914, three sons)
Son: Huntington Sanders Gruening
Son: Ernest Gruening, Jr. (d.)
Son: Peter Brown Gruening (d.)

    High School: Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
    University: BA, Harvard University (1907)
    Medical School: MD, Harvard Medical School (1912)

    Governor of Alaska 1939-53 (Territorial)
    US Senator, Alaska 1959-69
    Margaret Sanger Award 1968
    The Nation Editor (1920-23)
    The New York Post Editor (1932-33)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    National Statuary Hall (1977)

Author of books:
Mexico and Its Heritage (1928)
The Public Pays (1931)
Many Battles: The Autobiography of Ernest Gruening (1973, memoir)


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