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Thomas Eagleton

Thomas EagletonAKA Thomas Francis Eagleton

Born: 4-Sep-1929
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 4-Mar-2007
Location of death: Richmond Heights, MO [1]
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Other (donated to Washington University School of Medicine)

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87

Military service: US Navy (1948-49)

Thomas Eagleton was one of the first U.S. Senators to vocally oppose the Vietnam war, and the primary author of the War Powers Act, which limited the authority of the president to wage war without congressional approval. He was briefly the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate with George McGovern in 1972, until revelations that he had once undergone shock therapy forced his removal from the ticket.


[1] St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond Heights, Missouri.

Father: Mark D. Eagleton (lawyer)
Mother: Zitta Swanson Eagleton
Brother: Mark D. Eagleton, Jr. (doctor, older, d. 1985)
Brother: Kevin Eagleton (younger)
Wife: Barbara Ann Smith (m. 1956, one son, one daughter)
Son: Terence (b. 1959)
Daughter: Christin (b. 1960)

    High School: Saint Louis Country Day School (1946)
    University:
Amherst College (1951)
    University: Oxford University
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1953)
    Professor: Public Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis (1987-99)

    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1993-98)
    Chicago Board of Trade
    US Senator, Missouri (3-Jan-1969 to 3-Jan-1987)
    Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (1965-69)
    Attorney General of Missouri (1961-65)
    Missouri State Official Circuit Attorney, St. Louis (1956)
    Anheuser-Busch Assistant General Counsel (1953)
    National Democratic Institute for International Affairs Senior Advisory Committee
    Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions
    Gephardt for President
    John Kerry for President
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Nervous Breakdown 1960
    Nervous Breakdown 1964
    Nervous Breakdown 1966
    Shock Treatment
    Risk Factors: Bipolar Disorder

Author of books:
War and Presidential Power: A Chronicle of Congressional Surrender (1974, nonfiction)
Our Constitution and What It Means (1987, textbook, with William Kottmeyer)
Issues in Business and Government (1991, nonfiction)


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