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Thomas Eagleton


In office
December 27, 1968 – January 5, 1987
Preceded by Edward V. Long
Succeeded by Kit Bond

Born September 4, 1929(1929-09-04)
St. Louis, Missouri
Died March 4, 2007 (aged 77)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Barbara Smith Eagleton
Religion Roman Catholic
Thomas Eagleton and George McGovern on July 24, 1972 cover of Time magazine after his nomination for vice president on the Democratic ticket
Thomas Eagleton on August 7, 1972 cover of Time Magazine after his withdrawal for vice president on the Democratic ticket.
Thomas Eagleton

Thomas Francis Eagleton (September 4, 1929March 4, 2007) was a United States Senator from Missouri, serving from 1968-1987. He is best remembered for briefly being a Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, sharing the ticket under George McGovern in 1972. He was an adjunct professor of Public Affairs at Washington University for over a decade and, in his late years, taught a seminar on the Presidency and the Constitution at Saint Louis University School of Law. See http://bioguide. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article is about the U.S. state. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 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Contents

Early life and political career

Eagleton was the son of another St. Louis politician, Mark D. Eagleton (who had run for mayor), and Zitta Swanson. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


He graduated from St. Louis Country Day School, enlisted in the U.S. Navy for two years, and graduated from Amherst College in 1950, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He then attended Harvard Law School. Mary Institute & St. ... USN redirects here. ... Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Delta Kappa Epsilon (ΔΚΕ; also pronounced D-K-E or Deke) is the oldest secret college mens fraternity of New England origin. ... Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ...


Eagleton married Barbara Ann Smith of St. Louis on January 26, 1956. A son, Terence, was born in 1959, and a daughter, Christin, was born in 1960. is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was elected circuit attorney of the City of St. Louis in 1956, and Missouri Attorney General in 1960, at the age of 31 (the youngest in the state's history). He was elected Missouri Lieutenant Governor in 1964, and won a U.S. Senate seat in 1968. A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Missouri is the second highest executive officer in the U.S. of Missouri. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1968 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 1968 presidential election. ...


Between 1960 and 1966, Eagleton checked himself into the hospital three times for physical and nervous exhaustion, receiving electric shock treatments twice.[1] Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Shock therapy is the deliberate and controlled induction of some form or state of shock for the purpose of psychiatric treatment. ...


The hospitalizations, which were not widely publicized, had little effect on his political aspirations, although the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was to note, in 1972, immediately after his vice presidential nomination: The St. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He had been troubled with gastric disturbances, which have led to occasional hospitalizations. The stomach troubles have contributed to rumors that he had a drinking problem.[2] Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ...


1972 Presidential Campaign

Selection as Vice Presidential Candidate

In 1972, Richard Nixon appeared unbeatable. When Senator George McGovern won the Democratic nomination for President, virtually all of the "name" Democrats such as Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale and Birch Bayh turned down offers to run on the ticket. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon redirects here. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, Ph. ... For other persons named Ted Kennedy, see Ted Kennedy (disambiguation). ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... Birch Evans Bayh II (born January 22, 1928) was a U.S. Senator from Indiana between 1963 and 1981. ...


Having been declined by the "name" Senators, McGovern turned to lesser-known candidates, and Eagleton, who had opposed the Vietnam War, was selected on July 14 with only a minimal background check. Eagleton made no mention of his earlier hospitalizations. Newspapers soon revealed them. McGovern and Eagleton initially joked about the case with Eagleton saying he would undergo a psychiatric examination if other candidates (e.g., Nixon) would do the same. But the charges kept coming. Columnist Jack Anderson wrote a column falsely accusing Eagleton of being arrested for drunk driving — a charge that Anderson had to retract. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... jack donald anderson (september 156, 1995 and wasted himself with a gun; december19, 1999) was an American newspaper columnist and is considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. ...


Replacement on the Ticket

McGovern said he would back Eagleton “1000%”, but on August 1, Eagleton withdrew and was replaced by Kennedy in-law Sargent Shriver. is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. ...


The incident was an opening for the Republican campaign to raise serious questions about McGovern's judgment. In the general election, the Democratic ticket won only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. This article is about the U.S. state. ... ...


Amnesty, Abortion and Acid

On April 25, 1972, George McGovern won the Massachusetts primary and journalist Bob Novak phoned Democratic politicians around the country, who agreed with his assessment that blue-collar workers voting for McGovern did not understand what he really stood for.[3] On April 27, 1972 Novak reported in a column that an unnamed Democratic senator had talked to him about McGovern.[4] "The people don’t know McGovern is for amnesty, abortion and legalization of pot," the Senator said.[4] "Once middle America - Catholic middle America, in particular - finds this out, he’s dead."[4] The label stuck and McGovern became known as the candidate of "amnesty, abortion and acid."[3][5] is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert David Novak (born February 26, 1931) is a U.S. conservative columnist (Inside Report, since 1963; until 1993 co-written with Rowland Evans) who is also well known as a television personality, appearing on programs like CNNs Capital Gang or Crossfire or NBCs Meet the Press. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Novak was accused of manufacturing the quote.[4] To rebut the criticism, Novak took the senator to lunch after the campaign and asked whether he could identify him as the source.[4] The senator said he would not allow his identity to be revealed.[4] "Oh, he had to run for re-election", said Novak.[3] The McGovernites would kill him if they knew he had said that." Novak added.[3]


On July 15, 2007, Novak disclosed on Meet the Press that the unnamed senator was Thomas Eagleton.[3] Political analyst Bob Shrum says that Eagleton would never have been selected as McGovern's running mate if it had been known at the time that Eagleton was the source of the quote.[3] "Boy, do I wish he would have let you publish his name. Then he never would have been picked as vice president," said Schrum.[3] "Because the two things, the two things that happened to George McGovern—two of the things that happened to him—were the label you put on him, number one, and number two, the Eagleton disaster. We had a messy convention, but he could have, I think in the end, carried eight or 10 states, remained politically viable. And Eagleton was one of the great train wrecks of all time."[3] is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... Robert M. Bob Shrum, (born 1943) is an American political consultant. ...


Re-election to Senate

Missouri returned Eagleton to the Senate in 1974 and 1980.  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1974 was an election for the United States Senate held in the wake of the Watergate scandal, Richard M. Nixons resignation from the presidency, and Gerald Fords subsequent pardon of Nixon. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The 1980 U.S. Senate elections coincided with Ronald Reagans election to the Presidency. ...


During the 1980 election, Eagleton's niece Elizabeth Eagleton Weigand and lawyer Stephen Poludniak were arrested for blackmail after they threatened to spread false accusations that Eagleton was bisexual. Eagleton told reporters that the extorted money was to be turned over to the Church of Scientology. Poludniak and Weigand appealed the conviction all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that they could not have not gotten a fair trial because of "the massive publicity surrounding this case, coupled with the pre-existing sentiment in favor of Sen. Eagleton." The Court turned down the appeal. Elizabeth Eagleton Weigand was convicted along with her attorney Stephen Poludniak of attempting to blackmail Weigands uncle, United States Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, during his 1980 re-election bid. ... Stephen E. Poludniak was an attorney who was convicted, with Elizabeth Eagleton Weigand, of attempting to blackmail United States Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri during his 1980 re-election bid. ... For other uses, see Blackmail (disambiguation). ... “Bisexual” redirects here. ... Scientology cross Symbol The Church of Scientology is the largest religious organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the...


Eagleton did not seek a fourth term in 1986.  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1986 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Ronald Reagans second presidential term. ...


Senate career

In the Senate, Eagleton was active in matters dealing with foreign relations, intelligence, defense, education, health care, and the environment. He was instrumental to the Senate's passage of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and sponsored the amendment that halted the bombing in Cambodia and effectively ended American involvement in the Vietnam War. For a history, see Timeline of United States diplomatic history For the published diplomatic papers, see The Foreign Relations of the United States For Foreign relations under George W. Bush, see Foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration. ... Intelligence (abbreviated or ) is the process and the result of gathering information and analyzing it to answer questions or obtain advance warnings needed to plan for the future. ... The United States Armed Forces are the military services of the United States. ... Health care in the United States is provided by many separate legal entities. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. Â§ 1251, et seq. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Post-Senate Career

In 1987, Eagleton returned to St. Louis as an attorney, political commentator, and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he (up until his death) held the title of Professor of Public Affairs. He was a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Thompson Coburn and was a chief negotiator for a coalition of local business interests that lured the Los Angeles Rams football team to St. Louis. He was the author of three books on politics, and the 8th Circuit Federal Courthouse in St. Louis is named after him. An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Washington University redirects here. ... City St. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa District of Minnesota Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri District of Nebraska District of...


He has been honored with a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.


In January 2001, he joined other Missouri Democrats to oppose the nomination of former Missouri governor John Ashcroft for United States Attorney General. Eagleton's quote was evoked as the rallying cry of the debate and was entered into the official Judiciary Committee record. 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a month starting on Monday with 31 days. ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ...


"John Danforth would have been my first choice. John Ashcroft would have been my last choice."[6] John Danforth John Claggett Danforth (born September 5, 1936), also referred to as Jack Danforth, is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Republican United States Senator from Missouri. ...


Another recent appearance was with Democratic Senate candidate Claire McCaskill in the 2006; McCaskill won, defeating incumbent Jim Talent. Claire McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is an American Democratic politician, currently the junior United States Senator from the state of Missouri and former State Auditor of Missouri. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician and former Senator from Missouri. ...


Eagleton led a group, "Catholics for Amendment 2", composed of prominent Catholics, that challenged church leaders' opposition to stem cell research and to the proposed state constitutional amendment (#2) that would have protected such research in Missouri. The group e-mailed a letter to fellow Catholics explaining reasons for supporting Amendment 2.[7] The amendment ensures that any federally approved stem cell research and treatments would be available in Missouri. "[T]he letter from Catholics for Amendment 2 said the group felt a moral obligation to respond to what it called misinformation, scare tactics and distortions being spread by opponents of the initiative, including the church."[7] Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 is an initiative that concerns stem cell research and human cloning [1]. It appears on the ballot for the November 2006 general election. ... There is widespread controversy over stem cell research largely due to techniques used in the creation and usage of human embryonic stem cells. ...


Death

Thomas Eagleton died in St. Louis on Sunday, March 4, 2007, of heart and respiratory complications. Eagleton donated his body to medical science at Washington University.[8]He wrote a farewell letter to his family and friends months before he died, citing that his dying wishes were for people to "go forth in love and peace — be kind to dogs — and vote Democratic."[9] The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Washington University in St. ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/special/pd125.nsf/0/6C7926B9C0966F6486256E04006BEC5F?OpenDocument]
  2. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/special/pd125.nsf/0/6C7926B9C0966F6486256E04006BEC5F?OpenDocument
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Meet the Press Transcript for July 15, 2007. "Interview with Robert Novak
  4. ^ a b c d e f Kansas City Star. "With another disclosure, Novak bedevils the dead" by Steve Kraske. July 28, 2007. The original story is a dead link. An archival copy is available here.
  5. ^ Columbia Tribune. "A slice of history: Biographers of the late U.S. Sen. Thomas Eagleton of Missouri will find some vivid anecdotes when they comb through his large collection of journals, letters and transcripts housed in Columbia" by Terry Ganey. August 19, 2007
  6. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/oldsite/te011601hw.htm
  7. ^ a b http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/05/stemcells.catholics.ap/index.html
  8. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/missouristatenews/story/AD9D8F788E573862862572940064A176?OpenDocument
  9. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17559686/

References

William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...

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Preceded by
John M. Dalton
Attorney General of Missouri
1961–1965
Succeeded by
Norman H. Anderson
Preceded by
Hilary A. Bush
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
1965–1968
Succeeded by
William S. Morris
Preceded by
Edward V. Long
United States Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
1968 — 1987
Served alongside: Stuart Symington, John Danforth
Succeeded by
Kit Bond
Preceded by
Edmund Muskie
Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate
1972 (withdrew)
Succeeded by
Sargent Shriver

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Thomas Eagleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
Thomas Francis Eagleton, LL.B., (born September 4, 1929) is a former United States Senator from Missouri.
Graduating from Amherst College in 1950, Eagleton served as Missouri's Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor, won a U.S. Senate seat in 1968, and sought the Vice Presidency in 1972.
Although many Americans supported Eagleton's candidacy, his vice-presidential hopes evaporated when it was revealed shortly after the party convention that he had been hospitalized on three occasions for depression and had undergone electroshock therapy.
Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com (132 words)
EAGLETON, THOMAS FRANCIS [Eagleton, Thomas Francis] 1929-, U.S. Senator (1968-87), b.
Eagleton was nominated (July 13, 1972) for the vice presidency on the ticket with Senator George S. McGovern.
After days of indecision and mounting pressure from the press and party leaders, Eagleton, at first supported by McGovern, withdrew (July 31, 1972) from the ticket at McGovern's request and was replaced by Sargent Shriver.
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