John Danforth

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John Claggett Danforth (born September 5, 1936) is a retired American politician who began his career in 1968 as the Attorney General of Missouri and served three terms as United States Senator from Missouri.wikipedia
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John Ashcroft

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On his staff of assistant attorneys general were Kit Bond, John Ashcroft, and Clarence Thomas.
He had early appointments in Missouri state government and was mentored by John Danforth.

Clarence Thomas

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On his staff of assistant attorneys general were Kit Bond, John Ashcroft, and Clarence Thomas.
In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to United States Senator John Danforth, and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.

William Henry Danforth

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Danforth's brother, Dr. William Henry Danforth, is former chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis.
He is the grandson of Ralston-Purina founder and St. Louis businessman William H. Danforth, and the brother of former U.S. Senator John Danforth.

William H. Danforth

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He is the grandson of William H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina.
His grandsons include former U.S. Senator John Danforth and former Washington University chancellor William "Bill" H. Danforth, as well as Donald "Pops" Danforth, JR., the father of Donald "Don/Donny" Danforth III, whose son is Donald "Danny" Danforth, IV.

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

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Danforth attended St. Louis Country Day School and went on to Princeton University where he received his bachelor's degree in Religion in 1958.

Stuart Symington

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In 1970 Danforth ran for the United States Senate for the first time, against Democratic incumbent Stuart Symington.
Symington declined to seek re-election in 1976 and was succeeded by John Danforth.

Kit Bond

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On his staff of assistant attorneys general were Kit Bond, John Ashcroft, and Clarence Thomas.
State Attorney General John Danforth hired Bond as an Assistant Attorney General in 1969, where Bond led the office's Consumer Protection Division.

Davis Polk & Wardwell

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Danforth practiced law at the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell from 1963-1968

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

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In 2004, he served briefly as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Howard Metzenbaum

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She was active in women's rights organizations and collected union support and was a cousin of Democratic Senator Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio.
That same year, Metzenbaum's cousin, Harriet Woods, ran against Metzenbaum's Republican colleague, John Danforth, for Danforth's U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.

George W. Bush 2000 presidential campaign

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In July 2000, Danforth's name was leaked as being on the short list of potential vice presidential nominees for Republican candidate George W. Bush, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole.
Dick Cheney, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, was nominated as vice president despite Cheney initially recommending former Missouri Senator John Danforth.

Missouri Attorney General

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John Claggett Danforth (born September 5, 1936) is a retired American politician who began his career in 1968 as the Attorney General of Missouri and served three terms as United States Senator from Missouri.

Harriett Woods

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His Democratic opponent was Harriett Woods, a relatively unknown state senator from the St. Louis suburb of University City, Missouri.
In 1982, she made a strong bid for the US Senate, running against moderate incumbent Republican John Danforth.

List of United States senators from Missouri

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Before Danforth entered Republican politics, Missouri was a reliably Democratic state with both its U.S. Senators and Governors regularly being Democrats.

James W. Symington

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The Democrats had a three-way battle among Symington's son James W. Symington, former Missouri Governor Warren Hearnes and rising political star Congressman Jerry Litton.
Hearnes was named the Democratic candidate and ultimately lost to Republican Party candidate John Danforth.

Jerry Litton

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The Democrats had a three-way battle among Symington's son James W. Symington, former Missouri Governor Warren Hearnes and rising political star Congressman Jerry Litton.
Hearnes lost the general election to John C. Danforth, who garnered 56.93% of the vote.

Tom Schweich

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He also hired Bryan Cave law firm partner Thomas A. Schweich as his chief of staff.
Schweich began his public service career in 1999, when he was named Chief of Staff for former U.S. Senator John Danforth's investigation of the federal government's actions in connection with the 1993 FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas; a siege which resulted in the deaths of over 80 people, including 23 children.

SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC

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On May 9, 2012, Danforth became part of a group, led by son-in-law and Summitt Distributing CEO Tom Stillman, that took over ownership of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
It was founded in 2012 by American businessman Thomas H. Stillman and 15 local investors including the former US UN ambassador and senator John C. Danforth.

Thomas Eagleton

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Former U.S. Senator Tom Eagleton reacted to the nomination by saying: "John Danforth would have been my first choice. John Ashcroft would have been my last choice."
Eagleton was quoted in the official Judiciary Committee record: "John Danforth would have been my first choice. John Ashcroft would have been my last choice."

Waco siege

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In 1999, Democratic U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Danforth to lead an investigation into the FBI's role in the 1993 Waco Siege.
In September 1999, Attorney General Reno appointed former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth as Special Counsel to investigate the matter.

Tom Ridge

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In July 2000, Danforth's name was leaked as being on the short list of potential vice presidential nominees for Republican candidate George W. Bush, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole.
In return, Bush named Ridge to his short list for possible running mates, along with New York Governor George Pataki, Michigan Governor John Engler, Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, former Missouri Senator John Danforth, and former American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole.

Elizabeth Dole

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In July 2000, Danforth's name was leaked as being on the short list of potential vice presidential nominees for Republican candidate George W. Bush, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole.
Shortly before the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Bush campaign sources said Elizabeth Dole was on the short list to be named the vice-presidential nominee, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former Missouri Senator John Danforth.

St. Louis Walk of Fame

Danforth has received a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

George Pataki

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In July 2000, Danforth's name was leaked as being on the short list of potential vice presidential nominees for Republican candidate George W. Bush, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole.
In July 2000, Pataki's name surfaced on the short list to be the running mate for Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush, along with the names of Governor John Engler of Michigan, Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, former Senator John Danforth of Missouri, and former U.S. Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina.

Second Sudanese Civil War

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The Second Sudanese Civil War ended in January 2005, with the signing of a peace agreement.
In September 2001, former U.S. Senator John Danforth was designated Presidential Envoy for Peace in the Sudan.