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PRESIDENCY 2000:



A. LAMAR ALEXANDER
(Republican - Tennessee)


BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:

POLITICAL: Chair, Campaign for a New American Century PAC, 1997-98. US Secretary of Education, 1991-93. Governor, 1979-87 [elected 1978 (57%), re-elected 1982 (60%)]. Chair, National Governors Association, 1985-86. Unsuccessful GOP Nominee for Governor, 1974 (44%). Campaign Director, Winfield Dunn for Governor Committee (R-TN), 1970. Executive Assistant, White House Congressional Liaison Office, 1969-70. Legislative Assistant, Office of US Senator Howard Baker (R-TN), 1967-69. Campaign Director, Howard Baker for US Senate Committee, 1966. Unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for President, 1996.

PROFESSIONAL: TV Show Host, the Discovery Channel, 1997-98. Chair, National Commission on Philanthropy & Civic Renewal, 1996-present. Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute, 1994-95. President, University of Tennessee, 1987-90. Founder & Vice Chair, Corporate Child Care Management Services, Inc., 1987-98. Practicing Attorney, 1971-78 and 1993-95.

EDUCATION: B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1962. J.D., New York University, 1965.

PERSONAL: Born July 3, 1940 in Maryville, Tennessee. Married to Leslee "Honey" Alexander. Four children. Presbyterian. Country and classical pianist.


LINKS:

Lamar Alexander for President Committee - Official.
We The Parents - Alexander's PAC.
National Commission on Philanthropy & Civic Renewal - Alexander's Civic Organization.
Lamar! - Alexander's Archived 1996 Campaign Site.
Lamar Alexander's Skeleton Closet - Negative Site.


ANALYSIS:

Alexander withdrew from the Presidential race on August 16, 1999. He endorsed George W. Bush for President on December 14, 1999.


ALEXANDER WAS ENDORSED BY:
(Partial Listing)

Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Ex-Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA)
Ex-State GOP Chairman Brian Kennedy (R-IA)
Ex-State GOP Executive Director Kevin Igoe (R-MD)
Republican National Committeeman Tom Rath (R-NH)
Ex-Congressman Bill Zeliff (R-NH)
Congressman Ed Bryant (R-TN)
Congressman Jimmy Duncan (R-TN)
US Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)
Congressman Van Hilleary (R-TN)
Governor Don Sundquist (R-TN)
US Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN)
Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN)
Ex-Republican National Committee Finance Chairman Ted Welch (R)


THE LAMAR ALEXANDER LIBRARY:

Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book: 311 Rules, Reminders, and Lessons About Running for Office and Making a Difference, Whether It's for President or President of Your Senior Class by Lamar Alexander (1998). Although the book was written in anticipation of the 2000 campaign, the plaid theme and long, folksy title are a throwback to the Lamar campaign of 1996 (i.e., before he decided to jetison the plaid in favor of a traditional conservative look and message). This cute book -- patterned after the popular Life's Little Instruction Book series -- offers optimistic anecdotes, quotes and stories about political life in America. Follow the link to read more about the book. List: $6.95. Your Price: $5.56 (You Save 20%). (Paperback.)

We Know What to Do: A Political Maverick Talks With America by Lamar Alexander (1995). Written as his campaign book for the 1996 campaign, this book set forth Alexander's views and hopes for America. Filled with anectodes and homespun wisdom, this book quoted heavily from the people he met in the early days of his first Presidential campaign. Through their plain words, Alexander tried to show that most Americans generally agreed about what changes were needed to make our nation better and stronger. This book was also part of Alexander's effort to build his image as a political "outsider." Price: $23.00.


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