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Thomas Francis Francis Eagleton

Thomas Francis Eagleton, lawyer, former United States Senator from Missouri. Achievements include playing a key role in the passage of both the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, generally regarded as the foundations of modern environmental protection. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1948-1949.

Background

  • Eagleton, Thomas Francis was born on September 4, 1929 in St. Louis. Son of Mark David and Zitta Louise (Swanson) Eagleton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Amherst College, 1950. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1953. Doctorate (honorary), Amherst College.

      Doctorate (honorary), Culver-Stockton College. Doctorate (honorary), Northeastern University. Doctorate (honorary), University Missouri.

      Doctorate (honorary), Washington University. Doctorate (honorary), Westminster College. Doctorate (honorary), others.

    Career

    • Partner Eagleton & Eagleton. Circuit attorney St. Louis, 1957-1960. Attorney general State of Missouri, 1961—1964, lieutenant governor, 1965—1968.

      United States Senator from Missouri, 1968—1987. Partner Thompson & Mitchell (now Thompson Coburn LLP), St. Louis, 1987—2007. Professor public affairs Washington University, 1987-1999.

      Member Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 1987-1989, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1993-1998.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include playing a key role in the passage of both the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, generally regarded as the foundations of modern environmental protection.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1948-1949.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Ann Smith, January 20, 1956. Children: Terence, Christin.
    • father: Mark David Eagleton
    • mother: Zitta Louise (Swanson) Eagleton
    • spouse: Barbara Ann Smith
    • children: Terence Eagleton
    • Christin Eagleton
    Thomas Francis Eagleton
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    Born September 4, 1929
    Died March 4, 2007
    (aged 77)
    Nationality
    • 1950
      Amherst College
    • 1953
      Harvard University
    • 1957 - 1960
      circuit attorney, St. Louis
    • 1961 - 1964
      attorney, general State of Missouri
    • 1965 - 1968
      attorney, general State of Missouri
    • 1968 - 1987
      United States Senator from Missouri
    • 1987 - 2007
      partner, Thompson & Mitchell (now Thompson Coburn Limited Liability Partnership)
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