R.I.P.

Alan Cranston

Died December 31, 2000

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 31) - Former Sen. Alan Cranston of California, who ended a 24-year Senate career in 1993 under the cloud of the savings and loan industry scandal, died Sunday at 86.

Cranston died at his home in Los Altos, his former chief of staff Roy Greenaway said.

After Cranston's retirement from Congress, the Democrat largely dropped out of public view. But he continued to champion the cause of nuclear arms control which had been the centerpiece of his political career for five decades.

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