John Cornyn biography

John Cornyn

U.S. Congressperson

1952 –

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Who is John Cornyn?

John Cornyn III is the senior United States Senator for Texas, serving since 2002. He is a member of the Republican Party and the current Senate Minority Whip for the 113th Congress. Cornyn previously served as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2007 to 2011.

Born in Houston, Cornyn is a graduate from Trinity University and St. Mary's University School of Law, receiving his LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Cornyn was a Judge on Texas' 37th District Court from 1985 to 1991, until he was elected an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court, where he served 1991 to 1997. In 1998, Cornyn was elected Attorney General of Texas, serving one term until winning a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2002. He was re-elected to a second term in 2008 and he is running for a third term in 2014.

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Born
Feb 2, 1952
Houston
Also known as
  • John Cornyn III
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Churches of Christ
  • United Church of Christ
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Trinity University
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
Lived in
  • Austin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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