Alexander Statement on Passing of John Seigenthaler

July 11, 2014 - July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the passing of longtime journalist and editor of The Tennessean and founder of the First Amendment Center, John Seigenthaler:

“My favorite image of John Seigenthaler—which I suspect was his favorite, too—is of him so happily holding his baby grandson Jack in his arms while making a patriotic address at the Whitland Avenue Fourth of July celebration,” said Alexander. “For a half century, John was the conscience of Nashville, a fighter for civil rights and free speech, and a friend Honey and I will greatly miss.”


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