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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

Senator (3rd term)



Political Highlights: Republican nominee for governor, 1974; governor, 1979-87; Education secretary, 1991-93; sought Republican nomination for president, 1996; sought Republican nomination for president, 2000
Born: July 3, 1940; Maryville, Tenn.
Residence: Walland
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Honey Alexander; four children
Education: Vanderbilt U., B.A. 1962; New York U., J.D. 1965
Elected: 2002
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water - Chairman; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Transportation-HUD); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Rules & Administration
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Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 15th ranked Senate Republican
Twitter: 38,352 followers
State Clout: Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

Election History

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