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Ernest Gruening

Ernest Gruening (February 6, 1887–June 26, 1974) was an editor of The Nation from 1920 to 1923, territorial Governor of Alaska from 1939 to 1953 and a US Senator from Alaska from 1959 to 1969.


  • Nation History August 7, 2007

    Lessons From the Tonkin Gulf

    From the Nation archives, the late senator and onetime editor of this magazine recalls his lonely stand against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, approved by Congress August 7, 1964, which paved the way for the Vietnam War.

    Ernest Gruening