Alexander Statement on the Passing of Memphian Ira Lipman

September 17, 2019 - September 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 17, 2019 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the passing of Memphis businessman and philanthropist, Ira Lipman:

“Ira Lipman was one of Tennessee’s most distinguished sons. He founded from scratch one of the nation’s leading companies and then used his financial success generously to help others. His interests ranged from civil and human rights to education to American history. Honey and I have counted Ira and Barbara as great friends for many years. We send to his three sons and their families our sympathy and great respect for his good life.”