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1999 – His second candidacy was announced on the 9th of March and withdrawn on the 16th of August in Nashville.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