“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Tom Eagleton

Born September 4, 1929

Tom Eagleton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Tom Eagleton Marker
Inscription.  Raised at 4608 Tower Grove Place, Thomas Eagleton was only 27 when elected St. Louis Circuit Attorney. He served as Missouri's Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor, won a U.S. Senate seat in 1968, and sought the Vice Presidency in 1972. He was instrumental to the Senate's passage of the Clean Air and Water Acts, and sponsored the Eagleton Amendment, which halted the bombing in Cambodia and effectively ended American involvement in the Vietnam War. After three Senate terms, Eagleton returned to St. Louis as an attorney, political commentator, and Washington University professor. The U.S. Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis was named for Thomas Eagleton, a devoted Missouri citizen.
Erected 1997 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list.
Location. 38° 39.374′ N, 90° 18.405′ W. Marker is in
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University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6633 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Branch Rickey (here, next to this marker); Dizzy Dean (here, next to this marker); James B. Eads (a few steps from this marker); Dave Garroway (a few steps from this marker); Kevin Kline (a few steps from this marker); Red Schoendienst (a few steps from this marker); Charles Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); Irma Rombauer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
Also see . . .  Thomas Francis Eagleton - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 13, 2020