House honors U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander with resolution

The House unanimously passed HJR99 on Tuesday, a resolution honoring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander for his lifetime of service to Tennessee. Alexander served as governor of Tennessee from 1979-87 and in the United States Senate from 2003-21, leaving office in January.

The Maryville native graduated from Vanderbilt University and New York University Law School. Throughout his life of public service, Alexander served as staffer under U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. and President Richard Nixon, was president of the University of Tennessee, and served as the 45th governor of Tennessee. While in the Senate, Alexander chaired the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, as well as was elected chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus by his colleagues.

Alexander retired to his home in East Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Honey and dog Rufus. The senator built a legacy in public service that is second to none and will be remembered by Tennesseans as a true statesman.

Source: Tennessee House Republican Caucus