Lamar Alexander

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Birthday
3, 1940
Birthplace
Maryville, TN
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
3, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Maryville, TN

About

Republican politician who became a United States Senator from Tennessee in 2003 after serving as Tennessee Governor from 1979 to 1987. In 2007, he became Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, a position he held until 2012.

Before Fame

He graduated from both Vanderbilt University and the New York University Law School.

Trivia

He broke rank with his fellow Republicans numerous times on issues such as gun control and Supreme Court nominations.

Family Life

He married Honey Buhler in 1969; the couple raised four children.

Associated With

He was the U.S. Secretary of Education under President George Bush.