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DeadBorn: 9/29/1925 in Houston, Texas, USA
Cause of death: commercial plane crash
Full name: John Goodwin Tower
Noted For: U.S. senator (R-TX, 1961-85). Was the first Republican since Reconstruction to be elected to statewide office in Texas and to be elected to the U.S. Senate from a former Confederate state. Nominated by President Bush for Secretary of Defense (1989) but rejected by the Senate.