Alexander Statement on the Passing of Former Columbia Daily Herald Publisher Sam Kennedy

Posted on May 3, 2018

MARYVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2018 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passing of former Columbia Daily Herald publisher Sam Kennedy:

“As Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Broder once said, ‘Sam Kennedy was the real thing.’ He presided over the Columbia Daily Herald with an unusual combination of warmth, dignity and utter professionalism. My visits over the years to Sam Kennedy’s office and Mule Day seem completely intertwined. He set a fine example for other editors and journalists and reminded politicians that we should set an example as well. Honey and I express to Betty and the entire Kennedy family our respect for his life and our friendship with them.”