Here are some notable politicians from Saint Louis:
- Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) - U.S. Senator from Missouri and influential figure in American politics during the mid-19th century.
- Frank Blair (1821-1875) - U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and Union Army general during the American Civil War. He played a significant role in Missouri politics and was a key figure in the formation of the Republican Party.
- Francis Slay (b. 1955) - The 45th mayor of St. Louis, serving from 2001 to 2017. He was the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city.
- Joseph W. Folk (1869-1923) - Progressive politician and lawyer who served as the 31st Governor of Missouri from 1905 to 1909.
- William L. Clay Sr. (1931-2008) - U.S. Representative from Missouri for 32 years, serving from 1969 to 2001. He was a prominent advocate for civil rights and served as the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
- Claire McCaskill (b. 1953) - Former U.S. Senator from Missouri, serving from 2007 to 2019, and the first woman elected to represent Missouri in the Senate.
- Dick Gephardt (b. 1941) - Former U.S. Representative from Missouri and Democratic Party presidential candidate in 1988 and 2004. He served as the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1995.
- William H. Webster (b. 1924) - Former FBI Director and Director of Central Intelligence. Webster was born in St. Louis and began his career as a lawyer in the city before moving into government service.
These are just a few notable politicians from Saint Louis. There are many more who have made significant contributions to local, state, and national politics.