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, and again in 2014 for
the term ending January 3, 2021; chair, Republican Conference (2008-2012);
chair, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (One Hundred
Fourteenth and One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses).