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John Cornyn
United States Senator
from Texas
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 1, 2002
Serving with Ted Cruz
Preceded by Phil Gramm
Senate Majority Whip
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Leader Mitch McConnell
Preceded by Dick Durbin
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
Born John Cornyn III
February 2, 1952 (1952-02-02) (age 66)
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
Religion Church of Christ
Website www.cornyn.senate.gov

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 Minority Whip for the 113th 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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