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Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991


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  • Fuller Name

    • John Goodwin
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19250929
    • Death Date

        19910405
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1943
        • Affiliation End: 1946
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1948
        • Organization: (naf) Southwestern University (Georgetown, Tex.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1953
        • Organization: (naf) Southern Methodist University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1951
        • Affiliation End: 1960
        • Organization: (naf) Midwestern University (Wichita Falls, Tex.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 19610615
        • Affiliation End: 19850103
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1987
        • Organization: (naf) United States. President's Special Review Board
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1989
        • Organization: (naf) United States. President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Houston (Tex.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Brunswick (Ga.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Dallas (Tex.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        politics
          government
        • Occupation

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      • Sources

        • found: Tributes to the honorable John Tower of Texas in the United States Senate, 1984:t.p. (John Tower of Texas, U. S. Senate)
        • found: NUCMC data from Sioux City Public Museum for Huff, T.B. Papers, 1907-1968(John G. Tower)
        • found: NUCMC file(Tower, John, 1925- ; John Goodwin Tower)
        • found: Verification, c1992:t.p. (John G. Tower) jkt. (d. April 1991)
        • found: Biog. dir. of the United States Congress, accessed Apr. 16, 2012(Tower, John Goodwin, Senator from Texas; b. Houston, Harris County, Tex., Sept. 29, 1925; educated in the public schools of Houston and Beaumont, Tex.; enlisted in the Navy during the Second World War in 1943, saw action in the Pacific, and was discharged with the rank of seaman first class in 1946; grad. from Southwestern Univ., Georgetown, Tex., 1948, and with a graduate degree from Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, Tex., 1953; attended London School of Economics and Political Science; member of the faculty of Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Tex., 1951-1960; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate, May 27, 1961, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lyndon B. Johnson for the term ending Jan. 3, 1967; reelected in 1966, 1972 and 1978 and served from June 15, 1961, to January 3, 1985; did not seek reelection; chairman, Republican Policy Committee (Ninety-third through Ninety-eighth Congresses), Committee on Armed Services (Ninety-seventh and Ninety-eighth Congresses); appointed a member of the United States arms negotiation team in Geneva, Switzerland, by President Ronald Reagan 1985; chairman, President's Special Review Board (Tower Commission) 1987; appointed Secretary of Defense in 1989 by President George Bush but not confirmed; chairman, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 1989; was a resident of Dallas, Tex., until his death in a plane crash near Brunswick, Ga., April 5, 1991; interment in Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas, Tex.)
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        • 1985-01-29: new
        • 2013-10-14: revised
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