Mike Mansfield the 20th Century's Winningest Senator and a Calm and Wondrous Man

May 2013
Moderate Voice;5/13/2013, p11
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A biography of the late U.S. Senator Mike Mansfield is presented. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, moved to Montana and had to lie about his age when he was 14 to join the Navy. He won a seat in the Congress in 1942 after Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin refused re-election to oppose U.S. entry into World War II. Among his legacies were leading a compromise that led to the passage of Civil Rights and allowing 18-year-olds to vote.


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