John Danforth

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Person.png John Danforth  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, priest)
BornJohn Claggett Danforth
St. Louis, Missouri
Alma materPrinceton University, Yale Law School, Yale Divinity School
SpouseSally Dobson Danforth
Member ofRefugees International/Board

Employment.png United States Ambassador to the United Nations

In office
July 1, 2004 - January 20, 2005
Preceded byJohn Negroponte
Succeeded byAnne W. Patterson

Employment.png United States Senator from Missouri

In office
December 27, 1976 - January 3, 1995
Succeeded byJohn Ashcroft

Employment.png Attorney General of Missouri

In office
January 13, 1969 - December 27, 1976


In 1999, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Danforth to lead an investigation into the FBI's role in the 1993 Waco Siege. Danforth appointed Attorney Edward L. Dowd as his deputy special counsel for Waco.

Deep political connections

Danforth spoke at the 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism on "Terrorism Versus Democracy". He was a mentor of Le Cercle visitor, Paul Dietrich.[1]


Event Participated in

Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism2 July 19795 July 1979Israel
The birthplace of the "War on Terror" doctrine, "a major international forum for the movement against détente".
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