Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Mike Gravel Biography

Title:
Former U.S. Senator (D-AK)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Marijuana should be made legal. Addiction is a public health issue, not a criminal issue. As such, it should be treated by health care professionals, not law enforcement.”

E-mail to ProCon.org, Oct. 19, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 2008 Democratic Candidate for U.S. President
  • U.S. Senator (D-Alaska), 1969-1981
  • Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Alaska), 1965-1966
  • Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Alaska), 1963-1966
  • Former Member, Finance, Interior, and Environmental Committee
  • Former Member, Public Works Committee
  • Founder and Former President, The Democracy Foundation
  • Founder and Former President, Philadelphia II
  • Founder and Former President, Direct Democracy
  • Former Cab Driver in New York City
  • Former Clerk on Wall Street
  • Former Brakeman on the Alaska Railroad
  • Special Adjutant, Communications Intelligence Services and Special Agent, Counter Intelligence Corps, U.S. Army, 1951-1954
Education:
  • BS, Economics, Columbia University
Other:
  • None found