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John Goodwin Tower (1925 - 1991)

John Goodwin Tower
Born in Houston, Harris, Texas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
William A. Blakley
John Tower
US Senator (Class 2)
from Texas
Seal of the US Senate
Succeeded by
Phil Gramm


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John Tower is Notable.
United States Senator from Texas, 1961-1985
John Goodwin Tower was born to Joe Z Tower and Beryl Goodwin Tower at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas on September 29, 1925.[1]
1930: John Tower lived in Houston, Harris County, Texas.[2]
1940: John Tower lived in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas[3]
In 1948 he graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, majoring in History and Government.[4]
Sen. Tower died in a plane crash near Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia on April 5, 1991,[5] in the same plane as astronaut Sonny Carter

His 7th GGF was Puritan immigrant John Tower


  1. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Birth Certificates, 1903–1932. Archives, Orem, Utah.
  2. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 April 2015), John G Tower in household of Joe Z Tower, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0018, sheet 7A, family 88, line 17, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2342; FHL microfilm 2,342,076.
  3. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 April 2015), John G Tower in household of Joe Z Tower, Ward 3, Beaumont, Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 123-39, sheet 6A, family 117, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4077.
  4. Southwestern University. Sou'wester 1948 Yearbook, Georgetown, Texas. (accessed 16 April 2015).
  5. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 May 2015), John G Tower, Texas, United States, 09 Apr 1991; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Austin American-Statesman, born-digital text.

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