John Cornyn

American politician and attorney (born 1952)

John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the senior United States Senator for Texas, serving since 2002. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is the current Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress. Cornyn was Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2007-2011.[1]

John Cornyn
United States Senator
from Texas
Assumed office
December 1, 2002
Serving with Ted Cruz
Preceded byPhil Gramm
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
LeaderMitch McConnell
Preceded byDick Durbin
Succeeded byJohn Thune
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
LeaderMitch McConnell
Preceded byJon Kyl
Succeeded byDick Durbin
49th Attorney General of Texas
In office
January 13, 1999 – December 1, 2002
GovernorGeorge W. Bush
Rick Perry
Preceded byDan Morales
Succeeded byGreg Abbott
Associate Justice of the Texas State Supreme Court
In office
January 2, 1991 – October 18, 1997
GovernorAnn Richards
George W. Bush
Preceded byFranklin S. Spears
Succeeded byDeborah Hankinson
Personal details
John Cornyn III

(1952-02-02) February 2, 1952 (age 72)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sandy Cornyn (present)
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
Alma materTrinity University (B.A.)
St. Mary's University (J.D.)
University of Virginia (LL.M.)

Cornyn was born in Houston, Texas on February 2, 1952.[2] His family moved to Tokyo, Japan.[3] He studied at Trinity University and St. Mary's University School of Law. He received his LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Cornyn and his wife Sandy have two daughters.

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  1. " website". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  2. "Rootsweb Senatorial Genealogies". Retrieved September 19, 2007.
  3. "The American School in Japan". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2013-05-10.

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