Former Missouri Senator John Danforth of St. Louis breezes to Senate confirmation as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Missouri’s two Senators, Bond and Talent, praise Danforth during Senate debate in Washington as a man of integrity who has proven his character not just during three terms in the Senate, but by taking on various tasks afterward. Senators from both sides of the political aisle praise Danforth, a Republican, who President Bush has chosen to represent the country before the UN. Danforth served two terms as Missouri’s Attorney General. He won election to the US Senate in 1976 and served three terms in Washington. After leaving the Senate in 1995, Danforth was appointed by President Clinton to investigate the FBI’s action during the attack on the Branch Davidian Compound near Waco, Texas. President Bush appointed Danforth as a special envoy to Sudan. And, as an Episcopalian priest, he has presided over several funerals of dignitaries, the latest being the funeral of Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral. Danforth practices law in St. Louis.
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