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Thomas Francis Francis Eagleton Edit Profile

lawyer , senator

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.

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

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