|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2003
Serving with Marsha Blackburn
|Preceded by||Fred Thompson|
|27th Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference|
December 2007 – January 26, 2012
|Preceded by||Jon Kyl|
|Succeeded by||John Thune|
|5th United States Secretary of Education|
March 22, 1991 – January 20, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Lauro Cavazos|
|Succeeded by||Richard Riley|
|45th Governor of Tennessee|
January 16, 1979 – January 17, 1987
|Lieutenant||John S. Wilder|
|Preceded by||Ray Blanton|
|Succeeded by||Ned McWherter|
|Born||Andrew Lamar Alexander|
July 3, 1940
Maryville, Tennessee, US
|Spouse(s)||Honey Buhler (m. 1969)|
|Residence||Nashville, Tennessee, US|
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University (B.A.)|
New York University School of Law (J.D.)
|Occupation||President of the University of Tennessee|
Professor at Harvard Kennedy School
Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is an American politician. He is the United States senator from Tennessee since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Alexander last served as the conference chair of the Republican Party in the US Senate from 2007 to 2012.
In December 2018, Alexander announced his retirement from the Senate by ruling out a re-election bid in the 2020 race.
References[change | change source]
- "Alexander wins Senate GOP Conference chairmanship - POLITICO Live - POLITICO.com". politico.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
- Finding Aid for Governor Lamar Alexander Papers, 1991. Retrieved: 3 January 2013.
- "Meet Lamar - Home - Lamar Alexander: Conservative. Solving Problems. Standing up for Tennessee". lamaralexander.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
- U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Announces Retirement
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Lamar Alexander at Wikimedia Commons