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  • Collection: Alexander Papers

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Corruption at the highest level of state office forced Governor-elect Lamar Alexander to make a difficult decision—to take office early and risk the appearance of a coup, leading to four years of struggle with a democratic house. If he did not act,…

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Lamar Alexander won the 1978 Tennessee gubernatorial election over incumbent Ray Blanton by a wide margin. This button was part of Alexander’s re-election bid in 1982. Referencing his trademark red and black plaid shirt and his walk across the…

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Lamar Alexander( 1940- ) ran for governor of the state of Tennessee three times; in 1974 he lost to Ray Blanton, in 1978 he handily beat Jake Butcher, and in 1982 he defeated Randy Tyree by a wide margin. By the time of his 1982 campaign, Alexander…
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