April 24, 1937—January 19, 2012

Jerry Clinton is a native of St. Louis. He graduated in 1955 from Hadley Technical High School, where he received specialized training in commercial art. He studied sales and marketing at the University College of Washington University. Clinton is the Chairman and CEO of Grey Eagle Distributors, Inc., the St. Louis County wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products. Clinton successfully worked to make the Dome at America’s Center (TWA Dome) a reality and to return the National Football League to St. Louis.

In addition to his NFL efforts, Clinton’s ties to professional sports are numerous. He has been instrumental in keeping national professional sports in St. Louis by holding ownership positions with the St. Louis Blues of the NHL and the St. Louis Steamers, which was a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1993, Clinton retired as a driver from automotive racing in the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) professional Trans-Am Series.