Eagleton, Thomas F. (1929-2007), Papers, 1944-1987 (C0674)
Preliminary Inventory


Information Sheet for Thomas F. Eagleton Papers

Appendix A - Thomas F. Eagleton's Committee and Subcommittee Assignments

Appendix B - Thomas F. Eagleton's Staff List

Timeline for Senator Thomas Francis Eagleton (1929-2007)
Democrat - Missouri

1929 born to Mark D. and Zitta Swanson Eagleton in St. Louis, Missouri
1946graduated from St. Louis Country Day School
1948-1949served in the United States Navy
1950A.B. degree from Amherst College
1953LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School
1953-1956entered law practice with his father and with the legal department of Anheuser-Busch
1956married Barbara Ann Smith
1956-1960Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis
1959son, Terence
1960-1964Attorney General of Missouri and the youngest man to ever hold this position
1960daughter, Christin
1962awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Clayton Junior Chamber of Commerce
1964-1968Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
1964named One of Top 100 Young Leaders in the U.S. by LIFE Magazine
1964named One of Country's Ten Outstanding Young Men by the St. Louis Junior Chamber of Commerce
1964recipient of the Bicentennial Award of Public Service sponsored by the St. Louis Bar Association
1968elected to first term in the U.S. Senate (opponent: Congressman Tom Curtis)
July 14Declared winner of the Democratic Party vice presidential balloting at 1:51 A.M. by acclamation at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach
July 25Disclosed at a joint press conference with Sen. George McGovern that he had voluntarily hospitalized himself 3 times between 1960 and 1966 for "nervous exhaustion and fatigue."
July 30Met with George McGovern and campaign staff
July 31Withdrew his name from the McGovern-Eagleton ticket at a joint press conference with Sen. McGovern
Aug. 5R. Sargent Shriver became the new Democratic vice presidential candidate
1987columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
University Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, Washington University, St. Louis
partner, Thompson & Mitchell
2007died in St. Louis


1972Congress and the War Powers, Missouri Law Review, Winter 1972.
1974War and Presidential Power: A Chronicle of Congressional Surrender
1975On Medicare and Inflation, Senior Power Magazine, 1975.
1987Our Constitution and What It Means (McGraw-Hill Book Co.)
1991Issues on Business and Government (Prentice-Hall, NY)