|Born||John Goodwin Tower|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Died||1991-04-05 (Age 65)|
Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Southwestern University, London School of Economics|
|Children|| • Penny Marian|
|Spouse||Joza Lou Bullington|
|Member of||Church Committee|
Influential Senator who died in a plane a day after a friend of his.
John Tower was a US Senator and Chairperson of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board until he died in a plane in 1991, one day after his friend, John Heinz III, was killed in an airplane incident.
Tower was the son of a Methodist minister, born in Houston, Texas, on 29th September, 1925.
In 1990 George H. W. Bush appointed Tower as chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Tower published his autobiography, Consequences: A Personal and Political Memoir in 1991.
John Tower was killed in a plane crash new New Brunswick, Georgia, on 5th April, 1991. According to the New York Times the “failure of a severely worn part in the plane’s propeller control unit caused the aircraft to spin out of control.” This was a day after his friend, John Heinz III, was killed when his Piper Aerostar PA60 came down after colliding with a helicopter in Montgomery County. He and his daughter (also killed in the crash) had just cooperated in the publishing of Tower’s memoir. They were collaborating on a second “tell-all” book about Iran-contra that was reportedly going to “name names” including that of George W. Bush.