Thomas Eagleton

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).

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U.S. Senator, D-MO December 28, 1968 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 28

Recent Appearances

  • Senator Eagleton Memorial Service

    Senator Eagleton Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, who died on March 4, 2007. He was eulogized by many…

  • United Nations Ambassador Nomination

    United Nations Ambassador Nomination

    Witnesses and committee members spoke about the nomination of former senator John Danforth to serve as the U.S. ambassador…

  • Kerry Campaign Rally

    Kerry Campaign Rally

    Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), a 2004 presidential candidate, spoke to supporters in St. Louis, Missouri about issues…

  • Missouri Governor Memorial Service

    Missouri Governor Memorial Service

    Following an official cortege to the steps of the State Capitol, President Clinton and others paid tribute outdoors to the…

  • <em>My Daughter's Struggle with Alcoholism</em>

    My Daughter's Struggle with Alcoholism

    Senator McGovern spoke about his new book, “Terry: My Daughter’s Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism.” He talked about his…

  • Balanced Budget Amendment

    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Witnesses testified concerning the balanced budget amendment and the effect it would have on the U.S. economy.

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