Former U.S. Senator Danforth Honored with Churchill Medal of Leadership

Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to the United Nations John C. Danforth was awarded the Winston Churchill Leadership Medal, bestowed by the Association of Churchill Fellows, Thursday, June 8 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. The Churchill Medal for Leadership is presented to civic and business leaders who exemplify those leadership qualities demonstrated by Winston Spencer Churchill. Read Sen. Danforth’s acceptance remarks.

Reaching a potential audience of 23,467,915 through a total of 82 traditional and web news articles, media coverage for the event stretched across the U.S. included Associated Press national distribution and stories in St. Louis Post-Dispatch/, American Business Journal, Washington Times, MissouriNet, and more. Below, view a sampling of the media coverage, including an interview with special guest the Rt. Hon. Lord Alan Watson, and photos from the event.

Messenger: Connecting Danforth to Churchill — A path toward fixing America,” Tony Messenger,, June 9, 2017

Behind the Headlines: A British perspective on the Trump administration, British elections,” KWMU/St. Louis Public Radio, June 9, 2017

Statesman John Danforth Receives Prestigious Award,” KTRS-AM, June 9, 2017

Below, McGraw Milhaven of KTRS-AM (550 AM) in St. Louis interviews Lord Alan Watson, June 9, 2017

Photos below, credit: Rebecca Barr, Tu Square Studio.

Former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth, 2017 recipient of the Churchill Medal of Honor

Former Missouri Governor Kit Bond and former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth

The Rt. Hon. Lord Alan Watston, keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin, former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth, Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator of the National Churchill Museum Timothy Riley

Karen and John McFarland ’62

The Rt. Hon. Lord Alan Watson

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