John Tower

1925 - 1991

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John Goodwin Tower (September 29, 1925 – April 5, 1991) was an American politician, serving as a Republican United States Senator from Texas from 1961 to 1985. He was the first Republican Senator elected from Texas since Reconstruction. Tower also led the Tower Commission, which investigated the Iran-Contra Affair, and was an unsuccessful nominee for U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1989. Born in Houston, Texas, he served in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Tower has received more than 473,640 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Tower is the 14,735th most popular politician, the 11,494th most popular biography from United States and the 829th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, John Tower ranks 14,735 out of 15,710Before him are Serge Vohor, Marjo Matikainen-Kallström, Alexander Dobrindt, Kathleen Blanco, Ron Brown, and Henry McMaster. After him are Charles Foster, George Walton, Trinidad Jiménez, Patrick Manning, Kristian Thulesen Dahl, and Paramanga Ernest Yonli.

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Among people born in 1925, John Tower ranks 412Before him are Johnny Horton, Shelley Berman, Cara Williams, Nat Hentoff, Bill Eckersley, and Eddie Baily. After him are Nina Bawden, Maryon Pittman Allen, Bob Hastings, and Dale Bumpers. Among people deceased in 1991, John Tower ranks 221Before him are Pat O'Callaghan, Yanka Dyagileva, Charlie Barnet, Angus Wilson, Happy Chandler, and John Kerr. After him are Sonny Carter, Red Grange, Cyril Knowles, and Mudashiru Lawal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Tower ranks 11,494 out of 15,968Before him are Kathleen Blanco (1942), Terry Dischinger (1940), Zina Garrison (1963), Byron K. Lichtenberg (1948), Ron Brown (1941), and Henry McMaster (1947). After him are Paul Frees (1920), Willie Aames (1960), David Denman (1973), James Edwards (1955), Neil Gorsuch (1967), and Charles Foster (1828).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John Tower ranks 829Before him are William P. Clark Jr. (1931), Ray LaHood (1945), Melville Fuller (1833), Kathleen Blanco (1942), Ron Brown (1941), and Henry McMaster (1947). After him are Charles Foster (1828), George Walton (1741), Thomas Eagleton (1929), Bob Graham (1936), Bill Clements (1917), and Eva Bowring (1892).