John Tower

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Person.png John Tower   History Commons SpartacusRdf-icon.png
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Born John Goodwin Tower
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died 1991-04-05 (Age 65)
Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Southwestern University, London School of Economics
Religion United Methodism
Children • Penny Marian
• Jeanne
Spouse Joza Lou Bullington
Member of Church Committee
Victim of assassination?
Party Democratic,  Republican

Employment.png Chairperson of the Senate Armed Services Committee

In office
January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1985
Succeeded by Barry Goldwater

Employment.png United States Senator from Texas

In office
June 15, 1961 - January 3, 1985

Employment.png Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee

In office
January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1985
Succeeded by Barry Goldwater

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.[1]


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.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag 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.[2]


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