Thomas Francis Eagleton was an American lawyer serving as a United States senator from Missouri, serving from 1968 to 1987. He was briefly the Democratic vice presidential nominee under George McGovern in 1972. He suffered from bouts of depression throughout his life, resulting in several hospitalizations, which were kept secret from the public. When they were revealed, it humiliated the McGovern campaign and Eagleton was forced to quit the race. Wikipedia*
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Thomas Eagleton has 28 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1972 Convention. The year with the most videos was 1986 with eight videos. Most appearances with Walter F. Mondale (3), Dick Gephardt (2), George J. Mitchell (2).