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Lamar Donates Papers to Vanderbilt

News release from Vanderbilt University:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, whose leadership roles have included Tennessee governor, U.S. secretary of education, university president and presidential candidate, and his wife, Honey Alexander, have donated their pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt University Library’s Special Collections.
“Lamar Alexander’s remarkable career will clearly be seen in the lens of history as one of the most important to Tennessee and the nation in recent times,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “Vanderbilt is honored to serve as home to these archives of one of our most accomplished graduates.”
Alexander majored in Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, where he was student newspaper editor, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and helped to set a school track record.
A yearlong exhibit of the collection, which opens Sept. 17 in Vanderbilt’s newly renovated Central Library, features Alexander’s swearing-in as governor three days early at the urging of a U.S. attorney who said the incumbent governor was about to release prisoners in exchange for cash.

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