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Alexander, Andrew Lamar

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Senator

1940 – Andrew Lamar Alexander was born in Maryville, Tennessee on the 3rd of July.


1962 – He received a B.A. Degree from Vanderbilt University.


1965 – He received a J.D. from New York University School.


1969 – He married Leslee K. "Honey" Buhler.


1970 – Alexander moved back to Tennessee and become a campaign manager for Memphis dentist Winfield Dunn’s successful gubernatorial bid.


1974 – He was the Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee.


1978 – He ran for the election and made a name for himself by walking across the state wearing a black plaid shirt.


1979-1987 – He was been the 45th Governor of Tennesse.


1982 – He made a history by becoming the first person re-elected to a second 4-year term defeating Knoxville mayor Randy Tyree.


1987 – He was constitutionally ineligible for a 3rd term and stepped down from the governorship on January.


1988-1991 – He became the president of the University of Tennessee.


1991-1993 – He became the U.S. Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush.


1996 – Alexander failed in running for President of the United States election and took an advisory role in the Dole/Kemp campaign.


1999 – His second candidacy was announced on the 9th of March and withdrawn on the 16th of August in Nashville.


2002 – He was persuaded to run for the open seat by the White House.