The Foundation honors the work and legacy of Mike and Maureen Hayes Mansfield. Mike Mansfield (1903-2001) was a remarkable public servant and distinguished statesman who helped guide the United States through important transitions in the domestic arena and in its relationship with Asia. Mike Mansfield left enduring marks on his home state of Montana, the U.S. Senate, and international diplomacy. He and Maureen were married for 68 years and their partnership was marked by extraordinary devotion, commitment and respect.
More about Maureen Hayes Mansfield
More about Mike Mansfield
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing, we have created a new feature kicking off on October 5, 2011. Visit the Mike Mansfield Photo of the Week page for more information.
Currently available at your local bookstore…
The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat
By Don Oberdorfer
Smithsonian Books, 2003
Senator Mike Mansfield often said he did not want his biography written and he refused proposals from more than a dozen publishing houses following his retirement as U.S. ambassador to Japan. However, over a three year period before his death in 2001, Mike Mansfield agreed to sit for a series of 32 interviews with journalist Don Oberdorfer. Oberdorfer’s Mansfield biography, the result of these interviews, extensive research, and Oberdorfer’s interviews with elected officials, diplomats, Capitol Hill staff and others who knew and worked with Mike Mansfield, iwas published in October 2003.