Bachelor, Southwestern University, Texas, 1948. Also honorary Doctor of Laws, Southwestern University, Texas. Master of Arts in Political Science, Southern Methodist University, 1953.
Postgraduate, London School of Economics and Political Science, University London, 1953. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Howard Payne College. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Alfred University.
Radio announcer, Station KFDM, Beaumont, Texas, 1948;
Radio announcer, Station KTAE, Taylor, Texas, 1948-1949;
insurance agent, Dallas, 1950-1951;
assistant professor political science, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1951-1961;
United States senator from, Texas, 1961-1985;
Chairman of Commission on armed services, member budget committee, commission on banking, housing and urban affairs, chairman Senate Republican policy committee
United States negotiator on strategic nuclear arms, United States Delaware to Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms, Geneva, 1985-1986;
distinguished lecturer political science, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1986-1988;
chairman, Tower, Eggers & Greene Cons. Inc., Dallas and Washington, 1987-1990. Delegate Republican National Committee, 1956, 60, 64, 68, 72, 80, 88, member platform committee, 1960, 64, 68, 72, chairman 1980.
Chairman, Iran-Contra Commission, 1987. Chairman, Board Of Directors Brassey's Inc. Board directors British Aerospace, Inc.
Trustee Southwestern University Served with United States Navy, World World War World War II. Member Texas Philosophical Society, Texas History Society, American Legion, Kappa Sigma (past worthy grand master). Lodges: Masons (33 degree), Shriners.
Married children: Penelope (Mistress David Cook), Marian (deceased), Jeanne (Mistress Berry Cox).