ALEXANDER, Lamar, (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 (2008-2012).