Alexander Statement on Former State Senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien

Posted on September 1, 2009

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on the passing of former state senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien: "For a half century Anna Belle was a pioneer for Tennessee women in politics and an effective force for better schools and health care. She worked across party lines to help Tennessee become the first state to pay teachers more for teaching well. She relished her integral role as a leader of one of Tennessee's most consequential political families. She was a delight to work with. I will miss her." # # #