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Sen. Alexander beats off primary challenge in Tennessee

Sen. Alexander beats off primary challenge in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) --U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander survived a primary challenge in Tennessee, handing another loss to the Tea Party in its bid to unseat establishment Republicans.
Frances Burns
Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

WASHINGTON, Tunisia, June 26 (UPI) --Former Sen. Howard Baker, the Tennessee lawmaker who served as the Senate's top Republican for eight years, died Thursday at the age of 88.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators praise Burwell, knock Obamacare at confirmation hearing

Senators praise Burwell, knock Obamacare at confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --Sylvia Mathews Burwell appears headed for a smooth confirmation to HHS Secretary as senators lauded her credentials while taking shots at her predecessor.
Gabrielle Levy
NRA, Senate Republicans voice opposition for surgeon general pick

NRA, Senate Republicans voice opposition for surgeon general pick

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association has taken a stand against President Obama's nominee to be the 19th U.S. Surgeon General.

Late GOP Senate staffer Jesse Ryan Loskarn left final letter

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The mother of former U.S. Senate Republican aide Jesse Ryan Loskarn has posted online a two-page letter written by her son, who committed suicide this month.

Former aide facing child porn charges committed suicide

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities say it appears as though Jesse Ryan Loskarn, the former top aide to Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, committed suicide.

Loskarn indictment delayed; motion hints of possible plea deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A judge agreed to a 30-day delay to bring an indictment on child pornography charges against the fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday evening to pass the bipartisan budget deal and send it to President Barack Obama's desk for signature.
Gabrielle Levy

Loskarn let out of jail pending grand jury case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The former chief of staff to a Tennessee senator has been released from jail while awaiting grand jury action on child pornography possession allegations.
Top aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander arraigned on child porn charges

Top aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander arraigned on child porn charges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was arraigned Thursday after being arrested on child pornography charges, officials say.
Alexander chief of staff handcuffed, suspended in child porn probe

Alexander chief of staff handcuffed, suspended in child porn probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Wednesday he suspended his chief of staff after learning he was handcuffed by authorities in a child porn possession probe.
Delay of 2014 healthcare enrollment period blasted as political act

Delay of 2014 healthcare enrollment period blasted as political act

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says a delay in the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is an attempt to help Democrats in the 2014 election.
Bipartisan law to improve compounded drug safety

Bipartisan law to improve compounded drug safety

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- One year after more than 60 died and 750 were sickened by fungal meningitis, the U.S. Senate passed a law to help ensure compound drug safety, officials say.
Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius was told to bring health coverage data when she returns before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce panel.
U.S. senators call for Coptic protection in Egypt

U.S. senators call for Coptic protection in Egypt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Republican leaders said they wanted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to do more to pressure the Egyptian government on security for minority Christians.
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Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-TN, speaks during a forum on Medicare fraud on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2008. Medicare fraud is estimated to cost taxpayers as much as $80 billion a year. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and Conference Chair of the Republican Party. He was previously the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987, United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993 under President George H. W. Bush and candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000.

Alexander was born in Maryville, Tennessee, where he was raised, to Genevra Floreine (née Rankin) and Andrew Lamar Alexander. In high school he was elected Governor of Tennessee Boys State. Alexander graduated with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1962 and from the New York University School of Law in 1965. After graduating from law school, Alexander clerked for United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit judge John Minor Wisdom in New Orleans from 1965 to 1966.

In 1969 Alexander married Honey Buhler, who grew up in Victoria, Texas, and graduated from Smith College of Massachusetts. They had met during a softball game for Senate staff members; he was then a staffer for Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee while she worked for Senator John Tower of Texas. Together they have four children: Drew, Leslee, Kathryn, and Will.

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