Alexander Statement on the Passing of John M. Parish

Posted on December 11, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the passing of John M. Parish:

“John Parish was tough, honest and professional—perfect credentials for a governor’s press secretary at a time when Tennesseans had lost confidence in state government. My arrangement with him was: ‘Attend any meeting, invited or not, and always tell the truth.’ For eight years, he did just that. John was a great newspaperman, a great public servant and a great friend. Honey and I will miss him.”  

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