Sam Johnson

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Birthday
11, 1930
Birthplace
San Antonio, TX
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1930 (age 88)
Birthplace
San Antonio, TX

About

Retired officer and fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who later became Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas in 1991. His autobiography, Captive Warriors, recounts his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam fro seven years.

Before Fame

He had a 29-year career with the U.S. Air Force and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Trivia

He was an ardent conservative who was known for having the most conservative voting record in the House for three consecutive years.

Family Life

He has three children with his wife, Shirley L. Melton.

Associated With

He and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain are both Vietnam-era P.O.W.s.