John Goodwin Tower
- Category : 1925-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (20,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 3
American politician and autobiographer, a former insurance salesman, radio announcer and teacher. He served in the military during WW II for three years and graduated from university with a degree in Political Science leading onto a teaching position at the University.
Breaking into politics, he served as Republican Senator of Texas for four terms. Named by President Bush as Secretary of Defense on 16 December 1988, he served 14 months as Strategic Arms Negotiator in Geneva and became Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Tower published his autobiography "Consequences, A Personal and Political Memoir" in February 1991.
His personal life was stormy, as his wife charged him with affairs throughout their ten-year marriage. Tower suffered with a malignant cancer rectal polyp and had his prostate removed on 29 May 1990. He and his daughter and 21 others died in a plane crash on 5 April 1991 in Brunswick, Georgia.