Senator Lamar Alexander's Biography


Full Name: Lamar Alexander
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Honey; 4 Children: Andrew, Leslee, Kathryn, William
Birth Date: 07/03/1940
Birth Place: Maryville, TN
Home City: Nashville, TN
Religion: Presbyterian
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  • Awards:

    National Association of Community Health Centers

  • The American Conservative Union's Best & Brightest 2003 Award

  • Honorary Membership in Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

  • United States Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award

  • Defenders of Freedom's Thomas Jefferson Award

  • American Chemical Society Public Service Award for 2008

  • United States Chamber of Commerce, Spirit of Enterprise Award

  • Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) 2005 Legislative Honor Roll

  • Esteemed Friend of Nurse Practitioners and Their Partners from the AANP

  • Center for the Study of the Presidency, Congressional Leadership Award

  • Ocoee Pioneer Award

  • Guardian of Seniors Rights Award

  • National Congressional Award

  • American Shareholders Association's Friend of the Shareholder

  • Alumni Hall of Distinction

  • Kodak American Greenways National Award for 2007

  • Recognition by National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • National Council of Jewish Women, Award of Appreciation

  • 2007 March of Dimes Public Affairs Leadership Award

  • Americans for Tax Reform Hero of the Taxpayer Award

  • Friend of the Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Association

  • National Nursing Centers Consortium's Policy Champion Award

  • Friend of the Outdoor Industry Award

  • Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Joseph M. Magliochetti Industry Champion Award

  • Guardian of Worker Freedom Award

  • Certificate of Appreciation

  • Dale E. Kildee Civitas Award

  • Honor Roll of Legislative Achievement in Economic Development Award

  • Congressional Leadership Award from the SIA

  • 2004 Small Business Advocate

  • National History Day Congressional Service Award

  • Horst G. Denk Legislative Service Award

  • American Lung Association of Tennessee, Toast of the Town Award

  • Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) Gold Medallion Award for Excellence

  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

  • Friend of the Shareholder Award

  • 2007 Champion for Charters Award

  • Champion of Science Award from the Science Coalition,

  • Park Achievement Award

  • Guardian of Worker Freedom

  • Citation of Merit

  • 2007 Congressional Champion

  • Family Research Council True Blue Award

  • Hardeman County Community Health Center Award of Appreciation

  • Volunteer Legacy Coalition Tree of honor

  • The Education Commission of the States, James B. Conant Award for leadership in Education

  • National Parks Conservation Association William Penn Mott Jr. Park Leadership Award

  • Honored for support of Head Start and legislation critical to child development

  • Natural Heritage Conservation Award from the Tennessee

  • The United States Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award

  • Solar Energies Industry Association (SEIA) Solar Champion 2005

  • Maryville City Schools Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award

  • 2008 Distinguished Community Health Superhero

  • Food Marketing Institute's Thomas Jefferson Award

  • Milken Family Foundation Award

  • 2005 Friend of the Outdoor Industry Award

  • Free Congress Foundation's Krieble Freedom and Democracy Award World Russian Forum

  • GRAMMYs on the HILL

  • National Recreation and Park Association's 2004 National Congressional Award

  • The 2005 Hero of the Taxpayer Award

  • National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

  • Council of Chief State School Officers Distinguished Service Award

  • The Southeastern Universities Research Association Distinguished Friend of Science Award

  • 60 Plus's Ben Franklin Award

  • International Foodservice Distributors Association's 2006 Thomas Jefferson Award

  • After School Alliance, After School Champion Award

  • CHP Champion

  • Americans for Tax Reform, Hero of the Taxpayer Award

  • Guardian of Small Business

  • Golden Gavel Award

  • National Association of Counties (NACO) Legislator of the Year Award

  • National Rifle Association A Rating

  • 2008 TICUA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Education Policy

  • ABC Champion of the Merit Shop, 108th Congress

  • 2007 George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award

  • Small Business Champion Award

  • Franklin Award for Public Service

  • Americans for Tax Reform's Hero of the Taxpayer Award

  • Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business

  • The Engineering Deans Council Appreciation Award

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association, The Teddy Roosevelt Award.

  • Hero of the Taxpayer

  • District of Columbia Association of Chartered Public Schools Legislative Champions Awar

  • National League of Cities Distinguished Congressional Award

  • Father's Occupation:

    Elementary School Principal

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Classical and country piano

  • Mother's Occupation:

    Kindergarten Teacher

  • Number of Grandchildren:


  • Priority Issues:

    Health Care Industry

  • Publications:

    Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book: 311 Rules, Reminders, and Lessons About Running for Office and Making a Difference...(Rutledge Hill Press, 1998 )We Know What To Do: A Political Maverick Talks With America (W. Morrow and Co., 1995) Six Months Off: An American Family's Australian Adventure (Quill/William Morrow, 1988) Steps Along The Way: A Governor's Scrapbook (T. Nelson, 1986)


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1222 16th Avenue South Suite 10
Nashville, TN 37212-2926
Phone: 615-678-1940

1453 West Millers Cove Road
Walland, TN 37886-2649

3322 West End Avenue, Suite 120
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-736-5129
Fax: 615-269-4803

Washington, D.C.
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4944
Fax: 202-228-3398

Tri-Cities Regional Airport
2525 Highway 75
Suite 101

Blountville, TN 37617

Phone: 423-325-6240
Fax: 423-325-6236

Clifford Davis Federal Building
167 North Main Street, Suite 1068

Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-544-4224
Fax: 901-544-4227

Joel E. Soloman Federal Building
900 Georgia Avenue, Suite 260

Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: 423-752-5337
Fax: 423-752-5342

Howard H. Baker, Jr.
United States Courthouse
800 Market Street, Suite 112

Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-545-4253
Fax: 865-545-4252

Federal Building
109 South Highland Street, Suite B-9

Jackson, TN 38301

Phone: 731-423-9344
Fax: 731-423-8918

Key Staff
Edward Pitts
Media Director
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4944
Fax: 202-228-3398

Key Staff
Bonnie Sansonetti
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4944
Fax: 202-228-3398

Key Staff
Tom Ingram
Chief of Staff
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4944
Fax: 202-228-3398