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John Cornyn
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United States Senator
from Texas
Assumed office
December 1, 2002
Serving with Ted Cruz
Preceded by Phil Gramm
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Leader Mitch McConnell
Preceded by Dick Durbin
Succeeded by John Thune
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Leader Mitch McConnell
Preceded by Jon Kyl
Succeeded by Dick Durbin
49th Attorney General of Texas
In office
January 13, 1999 – December 1, 2002
Governor George W. Bush
Rick Perry
Preceded by Dan Morales
Succeeded by Greg Abbott
Associate Justice of the Texas State Supreme Court
In office
January 2, 1991 – October 18, 1997
Governor Ann Richards
George W. Bush
Preceded by Franklin S. Spears
Succeeded by Deborah Hankinson
Personal details
John Cornyn III

February 2, 1952 (1952-02-02) (age 70)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sandy Cornyn (present)
Children 2
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Trinity University (B.A.)
St. Mary's University (J.D.)
University of Virginia (LL.M.)
Occupation Attorney

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.

Cornyn was born in Houston, Texas on February 2, 1952. His family moved to Tokyo, Japan. 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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