TOWER, John Goodwin, 1925-1991



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Extended Bibliography

Ambler, R. “Senator John G. Tower: A Republican’s Dissent to the Civil Rights Act of 1964." The Journal of Southern Legal History 21 (2013): 109-156.

Green, George N., and John J. Kushma. “John Tower.” In Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, edited by Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr., and Michael L. Collins. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1993.

King, James D., and James W. Riddlesperger, Jr. “The Rejection of a Cabinet Nomination: The Senate and John Tower." In Bose, Meena and Rosanna Perotti, eds., From Cold War to New World Order: The Foreign Policy of George H.W. Bush. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002): 369-90.

Knaggs, John R. Two-Party Texas: The John Tower Era, 1961-1984. Austin: Eakin Press, 1985.

Swint, Kerwin C. “In this Corner, Little Lord Fauntleroy," in Mudslingers: The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of All Time. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2006: 101-111.

Tower, John G. “Congress Versus the President: The Formulation and Implementation of American Foreign Policy.” Foreign Affairs 60 (Winter 1981-1982): 229-46.

___. Consequences: A Personal and Political Memoir. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1991.

___. “The Conservative Worker in Britain: Why a Working Man Supports the Tories." Master’s thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1934.

___. “F.E.P.C.—Some Practical Considerations.” Federal Bar Journal 24 (Winter 1964): 87-92.

___. “Present Defense Budget Problems.” In The Defense of America: From Assured Destruction to Assured Survival, edited by Albion Knight and David S. Sullivan, pp. 9-22. Houston: Texas Policy Institute, 1983.

___. A Program for Conservatives. New York: Macfadden-Bartell Corp., 1962.

___. “SALT II and the Security of the West.” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 2 (Summer 1979): 1-17.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Memorial Tributes: John Goodwin Tower, 1925-1991, Late a Senator from Texas. 102d Cong., 2d sess., 1992. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1994.

___. Tributes to the Honorable John Tower of Texas in the United States Senate, Upon the Occasion of His Retirement from the Senate. 98th Cong., 2d sess., 1984. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1984.

Welch, June Rayfield. “Tower Was the First Republican Senator Since Reconstruction.” In The Texas Senator, pp. 148-49. Dallas: G.L.A. Press, 1978.