Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Tower, John G.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1985-01-01  
 
NameJohn G. Tower
Address
Wichita Falls, Texas , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born September 29, 1925
DiedApril 05, 1991 (65 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 18, 2018 04:34pm
Tags Conservative - Moderate-to-Conservative - Pro-Choice - Alcoholic - Methodist -
Infoborn in Houston, Harris County, Tex., September 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; graduated from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex., 1948, and with a graduate degree from Southern Methodist University, 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 United States Senate, May 27, 1961, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lyndon B. Johnson for the term ending January 3, 1967; reelected in 1966, 1972, and again in 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.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.50000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  03/09/1989 US Secretary of Defense Lost 47.00% (-6.00%)
  11/07/1978 TX US Senate Won 49.79% (+0.53%)
  11/07/1972 TX US Senate Won 53.40% (+9.11%)
  09/24/1969 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Lost 0.00% (-53.49%)
  11/08/1966 TX US Senate Won 56.42% (+13.30%)
  05/27/1961 TX US Senate - Special Won 50.58% (+1.17%)
  04/04/1961 TX US Senate - Special Primary Won 30.93% (+12.90%)
  11/08/1960 TX US Senate Lost 41.12% (-16.86%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  06/11/1968 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-37.93%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Ambassador to China - Feb 27, 1979 NPA Reject
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 R Gerald R. Ford
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
TX Governor - D Primary - May 05, 1962 D Edwin A. Walker