Rate your officials.

Transparency exists here.

Browse Officials Add Official


Quick Facts

Senator (Class 2)

Tennessee

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2003

ends in 2015

Biography

Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is an American politician and the current senior United States senator from Tennessee having served since 2003. A member of the Republican Party, Alexander previously served as the conference chair of the Republican Party in the US Senate from 2007 to 2012.
Born in Maryville, Tennessee, Alexander is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and New York University School of Law. He worked as a legislative assistant to Senator Howard Baker and as an assistant in the Nixon Administration in the late 1960s. He won the Republican nomination for the 1974 Tennessee gubernatorial election but was defeated by Congressman Ray Blanton in the general election.
In 1978, Alexander defeated Knoxville Democrat Jake Butcher for the governorship, serving as the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987. In 1991, he was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to serve as Secretary of Education, from 1991 to 1993. Alexander ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000.
He defeated Democratic Congressman Bob Clement to replace outgoing Senator Fred Thompson in 2002 and won reelection in 2008. Alexander announced that he will run for reelection in 2014.

Write a Review

All reviews for Lamar Alexander, Senator

Other Images

Found nothing in 767-Lamar Alexander, Senator

In Our System

  • Carl Levin

    Carl LevinSenator

    Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is an American politician who serves as the senior United States Senator from Michigan, serving since 1979. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, ...
  • Kyrsten Sinema

    Kyrsten SinemaCongresswoman

    Kyrsten Sinema (born July 12, 1976) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected she served in both chambers of the Arizona ...
  • Jack Reed

    Jack ReedSenator

    John Francis “Jack” Reed (born November 12, 1949) is the senior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 1997. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of ...
  • Larry Bucshon

    Larry BucshonCongressman

    Larry Dean Bucshon /buːˈʃɔːn/ (born May 31, 1962) is an American politician and heart surgeon who has been the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district since 2011. Larry attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school ...
  • Ted Cruz

    Ted CruzSenator

    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (born December 22, 1970) the junior United States Senator for the state of Texas since 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party and was Solicitor General of Texas from ...