Founder & Honorary Chair~ St. Louis City Mayor, A.J. Cervantes ~(8-27-20 to 6-23-83)
Founder & Honorary Chair
St. Louis City Mayor, A.J. Cervantes, is caught on film by famous photographer, Eldon Arteaga, on the top of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. The two men went to the top that day to have lunch with the workers and make sure all would be ready for the dedication ceremony planned on October 28, 1965, with the Vice President of the United States, Hubert H. Humphrey
Arteaga wrote a note to Cervantes the following on the bottom of the historic photograph above:
"Hoping this photo will bring back pleasant memories of July 22, 1965, when you, the Ambassadors and the Press had lunch with workers on the Creeper Crane about 600 feet on the outside of the Gateway Arch.
Sincerely, your friend
50 Years Later!
Photo: (L/R ) at Kemoll's Restaurant
Eric Saarinen, Susan Saarinen and Fran Capra
Eero Saarinen, the St. Louis Arch's original designer and master architect, would be proud to see his two children getting ready with Fran Capra for the 50th Anniversary of his Arch at
the Golden Gala on October 28, 2015, at the Old Courthouse.
The St. Louis Arch topping off ceremony on 10-28-65, propelled Mayor A.J. Cervantes to launch an all-volunteer organization he named the Saint Louis Ambassadors and simultaneously
coined the phrase, "St. Louis...the Gateway to the West!"
Saint Louis Ambassadors
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one day, please call the Saint Louis Ambassadors President, Rich Pisani, at 314-952-2640 to set up a meeting. Also, you need to forward your resume to him at [email protected]
Thank you for your interest in the Saint
Louis Ambassadors and for taking the time to review our site. We are always
looking for professional men and women from all walks of life who want to 'help
us help others.'
Cicardi A. Bruce Richard T. Pisani