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UPI's Capital Comment for Sept. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Alexander wins Tenn. GOP Senate nomination

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former Gov. Lamar Alexander took the first step towards a political comeback on Thursday, defeating Rep. Ed Bryant to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Tennessee.

Alexander wins GOP Senate nomination

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former Gov. Lamar Alexander took the first step towards a political comeback on Thursday, defeating Rep. Ed Bryant to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Tennessee.

UPI's Capital Comment for July 5, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for March 19, 2002

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Tues., March 12

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for March 8, 2002

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2002 with 300 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2002 with 306 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 20, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Interna
By United Press International

The Key to Education Reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- (This column is a response to a commentary entitled "Teacher certification Not What It Seems," published by UPI on Nov. 2, 2001)
BETTY CASTOR, Special For UPI
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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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