Mike Mansfield was born on March 16, 1903. Best boss I ever had.
Mansfield died 14 years ago on this day, October 5. Rarely a day goes by I don’t read the newspaper and think we could sure use a few more people like him today. He’s been gone 14 years, and I miss him. I hope I’m not alone in that.
Robert A. Nowlan’s Born This Day attributed this quote to Mansfield:
After all, even a politician is human.
Laconic as he was, Mansfield didn’t say anything more meaty than that?
Read about Mansfield at the Bathtub, here. Mansfield died on October 5, 2001. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery in a soldier’s grave, reflecting his unique view of the world from an ordinary grunt soldier. Mansfield served as a Seaman in the U.S. Navy, enlisting at the age of 14; he served then as a Private in the U.S. Army; then he served as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps. His history proved a delightful prelude when, as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, he met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon on issues of soldiers’ welfare.
At our current sad time, when the political agenda of activist republic destroyers includes bitterly working hard to wipe out the history of great men like Mansfield, it’s important we remember him.
- At Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub:
- UM makes portion of Mike Mansfield collection available online (billingsgazette.com)
- UM makes portion of Mike Mansfield collection available online (missoulian.com)
- Franken, Messina to highlight Montana Democratic Party’s annual dinner (missoulian.com)
- Democrats use Mansfield-Metcalf fundraiser in Helena to rally around Baucus (missoulian.com)