Lamar Alexander is an American politician who is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Tennessee, a seat he has held since 2003.
How much is Lamar Alexander worth?
Lamar Alexander is ranked 9th in the Senate with an estimated Net Worth of $25,919,044.
The Senator’s top industrial investments as of 2018 were $20,000,005 for Food Processing & Sales, $750,000 for Real Estate, and top assets at $20,000,005 for Custom Foods of America and Accounts Receivable from Lamar Alexander Family of $6,750,002.
Lamar Alexander leaves the office after two decades
In 2002, Alexander won the election to succeed retiring Senator Fred Thompson. Alexander has served as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee since 2015. He introduced the Every Student Succeeds Act, which supplanted the No Child Left Behind Act in 2015.
On December 17, 2018, Alexander announced that he would not run for a fourth term in the Senate in 2020. Lamar Alexander has been in office for 19 years.
“It’s hard to get here,” Lamar Alexander says of the Senate.
“It’s hard to stay here. So, while here, senators should act. But it’s hard to accomplish something if you don’t vote on amendments. Lately, the Senate has been like joining the Grand Ole Opry and not being allowed to sing.”
A quick glimpse through Lamar’s political career
Lamar Alexander was born on July 3, 1940, in Maryville, Tennessee to Genevra Florence, a preschool teacher, and Andrew Lamar Alexander, a high school principal. His family is of Scotch-Irish descent.
He commenced his political career by being a active supporter of the Republican party. Alongside he was also 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. He assumed office on 3rd January 2003.
Alexander graduated from Vanderbilt University and the New York University School of Law. After establishing a legal career in Nashville, Tennessee, Alexander ran for Governor of Tennessee in 1974 but was defeated by Democrat Ray Blanton.
Lamar Alexander ran for governor again in 1978, and this time defeated his Democratic opponent. He won re-election in 1982 and served as chairman of the National Governors Association from 1985 to 1986.
Before the Iraq War began, Alexander supported sending troops to Iraq and expressed his agreement with President Bush that Iraq must be dealt with immediately.
A year after the war began, Alexander stated that the Iraq War had provided lessons to the nation, but went on to say that American troops should not be withdrawn, saying “It would be even worse if we left before the job was done.”
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