Our Class and our country have lost a great man and a good man. Tom died March 4, 2007, in St. Louis of heart, respiratory and other problems.
After graduating from Amherst, he received his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1953. He was elected circuit attorney of St. Louis in 1956, the year he married Barbara Ann Smith of St. Louis. Tom was elected attorney general of Missouri in 1960 and lieutenant governor in 1964. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1968 and served three terms, retiring in January 1987.