John Danforth

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Date of Birth September 5, 1936
Place of Birth Missouri
Age 84 years old
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John Danforth

John Claggett Danforth 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. In 2004, he served briefly as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Danforth is an ordained Episcopal priest.

Born: John Claggett Danforth, September 5, 1936, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Spouse(s): Sally Dobson
Education: Princeton University (A.B.), Yale University (J.D, M.Div.)
President: George W. Bush
Preceded by: John D. Negroponte
Succeeded by: John R. Bolton

About John Danforth

Republican politician from Missouri who was the 24th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2005. He notably attempted to bring peace to the Sudan but little was achieved.

Before Fame

He obtained his law degree from Yale University.


He served Missouri as a US Senator from 1976 to 1995.

Family Life

He grandfather founded Purina Mills, one of the most profitable animal food companies.


He was appointed the US Ambassador to the United Nations by President George W. Bush in 2004.

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