Lamar Alexander

Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr. is an American politician who is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Tennessee, a seat he has held since 2003 and from which he plans to retire at the end of 2020. 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. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Lamar Alexander has 1,299 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Forum as a Governor. 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 8,793 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell (40), Patrick J. Buchanan (32), Bob Dole (28). Most common tags: Alexander, Republican Party, Education Policy.

Appearances by Title:January 7, 2003 - January 3, 2021 U.S. Senator, R-TN View Map Republican Conference Chair (Jan 03, 2007 - Present) Videos: 1,086


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: 68 President, University of Tennessee, Knoxville c. January 1, 1987 - c. January 1, 1991 Videos: 13 Governor,
c. January 1, 1979 - c. January 1, 1987 Videos: 11

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through November 21, 2019. Members also voted to confirm…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a joint disapproval resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration for the U.S.…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced Brian McGuire’s nomination for deputy treasury undersecretary for legislative affairs.

  • Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Eugene Scalia testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to serve as…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on executive nominations, including Brian McGuire for deputy treasury undersecretary for…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed James Wesley Hendrix to be a judge for the Northern District of Texas. Members also advanced several…

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District Map Ideology Rankings Past Elections

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