Lamar Alexander

Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr. is an American retired politician who served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 2003 to 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he also was the 45th governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987 and the 5th United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993, where he helped the implementation of Education 2000. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Lamar Alexander has 1,377 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Forum as a Governor for Tennessee. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 179 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 8,922 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell (41), Patrick J. Buchanan (32), Bob Dole (29). Most common tags: Alexander, Republican Party, Education Policy.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Senator, R-TN January 7, 2003 - January 3, 2021 Videos: 1,160 U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. March 10, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 7 Presidential Candidate,
c. February 1, 1995 - c. August 3, 2000 Videos: 114 Secretary, Department of Education c. March 18, 1991 - c. January 4, 1993 Videos: 67 President, University of Tennessee, Knoxville c. January 1, 1987 - c. January 1, 1991 Videos: 12 Governor, Tennessee
c. January 1, 1979 - c. January 1, 1987 Videos: 17

Recent Appearances

  • The Weekly With Retiring Members of Congress

    The Weekly With Retiring Members of Congress

    Portions of exit interviews and floor speeches from both Senators and House Members who left Capitol Hill at the end of the 116th…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed Thomas L. Kirsch to be a judge on the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Lawmakers also advanced…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed three nominees to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Allen Dickerson (R), Shana Broussard (D), and…

  • Career of Senator Lamar Alexander

    Career of Senator Lamar Alexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was interviewed about his time as a legislator on Capitol Hill, reflecting on his 18 years…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Christopher Waller to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for a term of 14 years from…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed two nominations: Kyle Hauptman to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Former Ideology Rankings
Past Elections

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Historic election results compiled from data found on


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    • Voting Record: NAN%
    • Votes Against Party Majority: 0

Floor Activity

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