Joseph P. Teasdale

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American politician

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According to Wikipedia, Joseph Patrick Teasdale was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as the 48th Governor of Missouri from 1977 to 1981. Early life and education Teasdale was born in Kansas City, Missouri to William and Adah Downey Teasdale. Teasdale's father was a prominent Kansas City attorney, His grandfather, William B. Teasdale, was also an attorney, prosecutor, and member of the Missouri State Senate and considered "One of the men who made Kansas City." Joseph Teasdale and his three sisters were raised as devout Catholics. Teasdale was a multi-sport athlete while attending Rockhurst High School and would later be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. Following graduation from high school, he attended St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas where he was a member of the school's 1954 NAIA National Champion basketball team. Teasdale later earned an undergraduate degree from Rockhurst University, and a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.

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