American journalist and Democratic politician who served as a U.S. Senator from California from 1969 to 1993.
He worked as an editor and a writer for the magazine Common Ground before enlisting in the armed forces in 1944.
In 1939, Hitler's publisher sued him for copyright violation after he published his own translation of Hitler's Mein Kampf, which left in the antisemitism that the English translation censored.
He had two children with his first wife Geneva.
His final act as a Senator was presiding over the inauguration of Bill Clinton as President of the United States on January 20, 1993.