Alexander Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Posted on December 3, 2018

MARYVILLE, Tenn., December 1, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States:

“George H.W. Bush may have been the only person ever elected President of the United States primarily by being nice. I have dozens of handwritten notes from him—as do, I suspect, hundreds of Americans. His presidency is increasingly admired for his courage and restraint: for unifying Germany, for making hard decisions that balanced the budget, and for challenging aggression in Kuwait with decisive but measured military action.”

Alexander served as President Bush’s Education Secretary from 1991-1993.


Lamar Alexander is the senior senator from Tennessee, and he serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. For his full biography, click here.