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[GOP Officials in 1958 GOP Convention]


Photograph of GOP Officials Jack Porter, Ed Meyer, John Tower, Thad Hutchinson at the 1958 GOP Convention in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Cochran, Jimmy W. Creation Date: Unknown.


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Photograph of GOP Officials Jack Porter, Ed Meyer, John Tower, Thad Hutchinson at the 1958 GOP Convention in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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1 photograph : negative, b&w


Part of a collection of 6000 photos, negatives, and ROTC memorabilia donated by the photographer to Moffett Library in 1999.

Tower was the first Republican United States senator from Texas since Reconstruction. He served from 1961 until his retirement on January 3, 1985, after which time he was appointed as the chairman of the Reagan-appointed Tower Commission that investigated the Iran-Contra Affair. He was George H. W. Bush's nominee for Secretary of Defense in 1989 but was rejected by the Senate, 53–47. John Tower was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas from 1951-60.

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Jimmy Cochran Photographs

Pulitzer Prize nominee Jim Cochran was the chief photographer for the Wichita Falls Times. He left his 6,000-item collection of photos and negatives to his alma mater, Midwestern State University.

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Cochran, Jimmy W. [GOP Officials in 1958 GOP Convention], photograph, Date Unknown; ( accessed July 2, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Midwestern State University.

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