July 12, 1990 |
A former U.S. senator who served three years on the board of a Chicago commodities exchange told a divided Senate panel Wednesday that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is inept and ill-equipped to regulate stock-index futures markets. Thomas Eagleton, who resigned from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange board of governors in a bitter dispute last year, told the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that the CFTC is a lap dog to the futures industry centered in Chicago.
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March 5, 2007 |
Thomas F. Eagleton, the former U.S. senator from Missouri who was forced to withdraw as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee in 1972 after admitting that he had been hospitalized for nervous exhaustion and had undergone electric shock treatments, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond Heights, a suburb of St. Louis. He was 77. The cause of death was a combination of heart, respiratory and other problems, according to a press release from Thompson Coburn LLP, the St.
April 9, 1985 |
Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton (D-Mo.), hospitalized at Bethesda Naval Hospital after a mild heart attack Friday, was reported to be in good condition and "in excellent spirits" Monday, his press secretary said.
May 5, 1986 |
Lt. Gov. Harriett Woods announced Sunday that she will run in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat being vacated by Thomas F. Eagleton (D-Mo.), who is retiring after three terms. Woods is expected to face former Republican Gov. Christopher S. (Kit) Bond. Both are running unopposed in the primary.
September 18, 1985 |
An emotional outburst by Irish-American spectators today disrupted a Senate hearing on a new U.S.-British treaty to ease extradition of political foes of British rule over Northern Ireland. The uproar at the usually serene Senate Foreign Relations Committee came after Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, a Missouri Democrat, said a bomb attack aimed at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Brighton was perpetrated by "a bunch of thugs."
August 29, 1986
Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton (D-Mo.) has been named the third and final trustee for Manville Corp.'s asbestos property damage trust, which will administer damage claims against the company. Manville previously announced that Robert B. McKay, former dean of the New York University Law School, and D. Reid Weedon Jr., senior vice president of Arthur D. Little Inc., had been named as trustees. Eagleton, a U.S. Senator since 1969, is due to retire from the Senate in January.