Talk:Alan Cranston

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Quotes[edit]

Regarding this quote:

  • Alan Cranston understood power not as a reflection of status but as a tool with a purpose. - Sen. Joseph Biden (December 31, 2000 on Meet the Press)

I got these two comments on my talk page.

Alan Cranston

  • This quote should probably go to wikiquote. Rkevins82 17:08, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
    • I am moving it. What is the source? Rkevins82 17:22, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad the quote is still referenced on this page.evrik

Alma Mater[edit]

The main text of the article states that Cranston attended Pomona College, but the sidebar summary has one of his alma maters listed as California Polytechnic University, Pomona. These are two different schools. Which one is it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.107.17.132 (talk) 08:03, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I noticed the inconsistency in College names as well. The Wikipedia entry for Pomona College (The private college in Claremont) lists Cranston as alumni but there isn't any cite except the link to the Alan Cranston page on Wikipedia. His obituary at the Guardian (Linked in the entry) doesn't mention either college but does mention Stanford and the University in Mexico. His Wikipedia entry says he graduated from Stanford in 1936. If this date is accurate he could not have attended CSU Pomona because it was established in 1938. So the question that remains is "Did Cranston attend Pomona College at all, and for how long?" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Qwy47 (talkcontribs) 02:35, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Religion[edit]

What religion was Cranston? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.149.162.81 (talk) 11:48, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Why does this matter, unless he made a point of it?Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:03, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
It matters because it may reflect upon his motives and personal philosophy. This page says he was a protestant: http://www.nndb.com/people/639/000064447/ 173.74.85.90 (talk) 00:56, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

The Eagles and Bill Simmons[edit]

Just want to note that Bill Simmons questions why this page does not mention Cranston's role in the dissolution of The Eagles in a widely-read article published here: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9562051/the-eagles-greatest-hit

I do think the anecdote is notable to Senator Cranston and added a referenced summary of it in the context of his 1980 reelection. The event is discussed in greater length on The Eagles page, as it should be. Future editors please be mindful that the subject of this article is Senator Cranston, who is notable in his own right, and not The Eagles. -Thomas Craven (talk) 22:14, 13 August 2013 (UTC)