Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) biography

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

3rd term Republican from Tennessee.


Residence: Walland

Marital Status: Married (Honey)

Prev. Occupation: Public Official, University President, Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: TN Governor, 1979-87; US Secy. of Education, 1991-93; US Senate, 2003-present

Education: BA Vanderbilt University, 1962; JD New York University Law School, 1965

Birthdate: 07/03/1940

Birthplace: Maryville, TN

Religion: Presbyterian

Percentage in Last Election: 62%

Major Opponent: Gordon Ball (D)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Lamar Alexander.


Washington, D.C. Office:

455 Dirksen Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398

Nashville Office: (more district offices)

3322 West End Avenue, Suite 120
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 736-5129
Fax: (615) 269-4803



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: David Cleary
  • Scheduler: Hannah Cornwell
  • Legis. Dir.: Allison Martin
  • Comm. Dir.: Ashton Davies
  • Education LA: Bob Moran
  • Telecomm LA: Will Patterson
  • Trade LA: Erin Reif
  • Commerce LA: Will Patterson
  • Budget LA: Will Patterson
  • Government Affairs LA: Nathan Thomas
  • Press Secy.: Christina Mandreucci
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Nathan Thomas
  • Transportation LA: Anna Newton
  • Labor LA: Nathan Thomas
  • Animal Welfare LA: Brandon Morton
  • Space - NASA LA: John Rivard



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Lamar Alexander voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Nay Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Lamar Alexander's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Lamar Alexander a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Lamar Alexander
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... Yes Send Message to Sen. Lamar Alexander


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