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Mike Mansfield

Mike Mansfield

Michael Joseph "Mike" Mansfield was an American politician and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Montana. He was the longest-serving Senate Majority Leader, serving from 1961 to 1977. During his tenure, he shepherded Great Society programs through the Senate and strongly opposed the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Senate, Mansfield served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 1977 to 1988, and upon retiring as ambassador, was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in part for his role in the resignation of Republican President Richard Nixon. Mansfield is the longest ... more on Wikipedia

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