Sen. Michael J. Mansfield biography

MICHAEL J. MANSFIELD, Democrat, Missoula, Mont.; enlisted in the United States Navy, World War I, at 14 years of age; subsequently enlisted in United States Army and United States Marine Corps; worked as minor and mining engineer in Butte, Mont., 1922-30; attended Montana School of Mines and Montana State University and received B. A. and M. A. degrees from latter in 1933 and 1934; professor of Latin American and Far Eastern history at Montana University 1933-43; married Maureen Hayes of Butte, Mont.; one daughter, Anne; elected to Seventy-eighth and served through Eighty-second Congresses; elected to United States Senate on November 4, 1952, for the term ending January 3, 1959.

Source: 85th Congress, 1st Session Beginning January 3, 1957, Official Congressional Directory (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1957), p. 83.