Mike Gravel, retired, served as a U.S. Senator from Alaska from 1969 to 1981. Senator Gravel sat on the Finance, Interior, Environmental and Public Works committees, and chaired the Energy, Water Resources, Buildings and Grounds and Environmental Pollution subcommittees. Senator Gravel is best known for his work on the Vietnam War. He filibustered for five months which contributed to the end of the military draft. He challenged the U.S. Government by releasing the Pentagon Papers. When the Nixon administration refused to allow the New York Times to publish information on the Pentagon Papers, Senator Gravel attempted to read the entire 7,000 pages of the document into the Senate record. The Supreme Court blocked his attempt. Senator Gravel then wrote The Senator Gravel Edition, The Pentagon Papers in 1971. He again had to go before the Supreme Court and received a ruling that affected the Speech and Debate Clause of the Constitution. In retirement, Gravel has written two books, Jobs and More Jobs, and Citizen Power. Senator Gravel served as a director of Kush, Inc. (“Kush”) from March 2013 to July 2014, prior to its acquisition by the Registrant.