Thomas Francis Eagleton was born on September 4, 1929. He has had one of the most illustrious and distinguished political careers in the entire history of Missouri. He served as Circuit Attorney for St. Louis (1957-1961), Missouri Attorney General (1961-1965), Missouri Lieutenant Governor (1965-1969), and three terms as U.S. Senator for Missouri (1969-1987). Researchers are referred to numerous sources in addition to this oral history transcript -- including the Senator's own writings, not limited to, but including the following: War and Presidential Power: A Chronicle of Congressional Surrender (New York: Liveright, 1974); Issues in Business and Government (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991); and hundreds of editorial columns appearing in Sunday issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1987-present. The Senator's voluminous collection of official papers is part of the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection in Columbia.
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