John Cornyn

United States Senator From Texas
Born Feb 2, 1952

John Cornyn III is the junior United States Senator for Texas, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 111th U.S. Congress. John Cornyn was voted one of the "most conservative congressmen" by the National Journal in 2010. He was elected the U.S. Senate minority whip for the 113th Congress on November 14, 2012.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on February 2, 1952.


1973 21 Years Old He graduated from Trinity University in 1973, where he majored in journalism and was a member of Chi Delta Tau.
1977 25 Years Old He earned a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1977 and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995. … Read More


1985 33 Years Old 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.
1990 38 Years Old He served in San Antonio for six years as a district judge before being elected as a Republican in 1990 to the Texas Supreme Court, on which he served for seven years.


1998 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, Cornyn was elected Attorney General of Texas, serving one term until winning a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2002.


In the 2002 U.S. Senate Primary in Texas, Cornyn was the candidate promoted and supported by the Texas Republican Party. … Read More
2004 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 Cornyn co-founded and became the co-chairman of the U.S. Senate India Caucus.
Cornyn has received various awards and recognitions, including the 2005 Border Texan of the Year Award; the National Child Support Enforcement Association's Children's Champion Award; the American Farm Bureau Federation's Friend of Farm Bureau Award; the Texas Association of Business's (TAB) Fighter for Free Enterprise Award; the National Federation of Independent Business's (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award; the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders's (CONLAMIC) Latino Leadership Award; and the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce's (TAMACC) International Leadership Legislative Award; among others.
2006 54 Years Old Cornyn was selected by his colleagues in December 2006 to be a member of the five-person Republican Senate leadership team as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.
2007 55 Years Old Cornyn is a cosponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2007.
He was re-elected to a second term in 2008 and to a third term in 2014. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 24, 2009, Cornyn announced his intention to vote against President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, citing his opinion that she might rule "from a liberal, activist perspective". … Read More


2012 60 Years Old On November 14, 2012, Cornyn was elected Senate minority whip by his peers. … Read More
2013 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2013, Senator Cornyn was one of 46 senators to vote against the passing of a bill which would have expanded background checks for all buyers. … Read More
Cornyn succeeded in his reelection in 2014. … Read More
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