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For the record, when Lamar Alexander was president of the University of Tennessee, the Alexander family bought, remodeled, and lived in a home on Topside Road in Knox County. [“The Last Knoxville Governor?,” Secret History by Jack Neely] Football coach Johnny Majors and several UT faculty members lived on the same street then. The two youngest Alexander children attended Bearden High School and Webb School. Senator Alexander was born at Fort Sanders hospital in Knoxville on July 3, 1940, grew up in Maryville, graduated from Maryville High School, and lives on West Miller’s Cove Road in Blount County today.
Ryan Loskarn, Communications Director, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
Ed. Note: In his Secret History column about the scarcity of Tennessee governors from the city of Knoxville, Jack Neely wrote that “Alexander never had a Knoxville address.” As Sen. Alexander’s Topside Road home was in the county rather than the city, that statement is accurate.