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Jim Sasser. former senator and ambassador, donates papers to Vanderbilt

News release from Vanderbilt University:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James R. Sasser, a former three-term U.S. senator from Tennessee and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and his wife, Mary Sasser, have donated their papers to Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections.
“We are deeply grateful that Jim and Mary Sasser, treasured alumni who have devoted their lives to outstanding public service on behalf of Tennessee and the nation, have chosen Vanderbilt as the home for their archives,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “Having first-hand information from Jim’s career as a senator and ambassador and from Mary’s work in bridging cultures will offer Vanderbilt scholars an invaluable level of insight into a vital time in our world’s history. These papers will be a pivotal part of the work of researchers for many generations to come in advancing understanding of global affairs.”
“Mary and I have chosen Vanderbilt as the home for our records because in many ways it is where our journey began,” James Sasser said. “We met as students there in the ’50s and the education that it provided us, as undergraduates and then for me as a law student, proved to be the foundation for decades of public service for which we are both enormously grateful. We are hopeful that this record, and all of the stories that it tells, will be useful to future students, scholars and researchers.”

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Alexander: ‘I Do Plan to Run for the Senate Again’

By Eric Schelzig, Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lamar Alexander said Friday that a new exhibit at Vanderbilt University featuring the Republican’s pre-U.S. Senate papers and memorabilia does not signal that his political career is nearing an end.
“I do plan to run for the Senate again,” Alexander told reporters after touring the exhibit. “I’m enjoying what I’m doing, and I think I’m making a contribution.”
The 71-year-old former governor, U.S. education secretary and presidential candidate, is next up for re-election in 2014.
Alexander said the materials donated to his alma mater had been sitting in storage in downtown Nashville for 25 years.
“They’ve taken those boxes and found amazing things,” Alexander said.

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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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