3/26/18: Senator Lamar Alexander
Lamar Alexander, a seventh-generation Tennessean born and raised in Maryville, was twice elected governor of Tennessee. He was first elected to the Senate in 2002 and has been re-elected twice. His Republican colleagues elected him three times to be chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.
He has previously served as president of the University of Tennessee and as U.S. Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush. Today, Senator chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Alexander is also chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, where he works to boost funding for basic energy research and invest in our inland waterways and harbors.
He is a classical and country pianist and the author of seven books.