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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesTennessee

Lamar ALEXANDER

(1940- )
Senate Years of Service:
2003-
Party:
Republican

ALEXANDER, Lamar, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Maryville, Tennessee, on July 3, 1940; B.A., Vanderbilt University 1962; J.D., New York University Law School 1965; governor of Tennessee 1979-1987; chairman of the National Governors Association 1985-1986; U.S. secretary of education 1991-1993; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2002; reelected in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Republican Conference (2008-).

Bibliography

Alexander, Lamar. We Know What To Do: A Political Maverick Talks With America. New York: William Morrow, 1995.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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