Who were the notable politicians from Saint Louis?

Who were the notable politicians from Saint Louis?

July 5, 2023 8:45 AM
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Here are some notable politicians from Saint Louis:

  1. Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) - U.S. Senator from Missouri and influential figure in American politics during the mid-19th century.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Joseph W. Folk (1869-1923) - Progressive politician and lawyer who served as the 31st Governor of Missouri from 1905 to 1909.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

September 10, 2023 11:58 PM