Talk:Lamar Alexander

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Validation of article performed by WIKICHECK. February 8, 2006 5:43pm. WikiCheck 22:43, 8 February 2006 (UTC)


U.S. Presidential elections[edit]

Please verify that he indeed ran for president only 2 times. --Jiang 00:33, 15 Aug 2003 (UTC)

He did, 96 and 2000.
I concur. He did both in 96 and 00
I definitely remember him running in 1996. I did not take notice of the 2000 campaign until weeks before the election. So could someone add that in the article as I am sure they are more people who know about his presidential campaigns than I do. --The Shadow Treasurer 03:35, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
Added presidential-run information: I don't know a whole lot about it, but I was able to put together two paragraphs with enough information that readers at least are AWARE of the candidacies. (I was as surprised as any of you to find no mention of them!)Lawikitejana 02:28, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Removed from "lawyers" subcategory[edit]

I temporarilly removed this article from Category:American lawyers because the article and his linked home page don't appear to make any reference to him actually practicing law. (There's plenty about his political career, but nothing about actually being a lawyer.)

I'm not saying he isn't a lawyer; I'm just saying it's never mentioned or verified in the article. Once this info is included with an appropriate citation, then go ahead and place it under Category:Tennessee lawyers, assuming he practiced law in Tennessee.Dugwiki 21:18, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

IRS and NAACP[edit]

I have removed the paragraph about this. Although the Washington Post did indeed report this on September 1, 2006, it later corrected itself (see here). As such, the information, while properly sourced, was inaccurate and trumped by a later source. Danny 14:38, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Utilized Tennessee church non-profit status to obtain liquor license for business[edit]

I removed this paragraph, originally added by 4.88.154.204. It looks to be copypasta from somebody's copy of a long-dead forum post. If somebody can track down the original article and rewrite this as unplagiarized content, that would be keen. Bigwyrm 02:11, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Lamar Alexander[edit]

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Reference named "tehc":

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Fixed Bms4880 (talk) 03:43, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Preemie[edit]

I just reverted a statement regarding the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act (S. 252; 113th Congress). Please provide a secondary source to indicate the significance of Alexander's vote for this legislation.CFredkin (talk) 22:00, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Certainly a "list" should have more than one entry. Bms4880 (talk) 22:26, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
If you want to move it elsewhere in the article, or populate the list, feel free. I think it's important/helpful/useful, when I write an article about a piece of legislation, to post something about it on the sponsor's page. The fact that he introduced this piece of legislation demonstrates that he really cares about it. I'm ambivalent to it's placement on the page - every page for a member of congress that I've read seems to have a slightly different organization about how they arrange things. Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 14:11, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Alexander didn't vote for the legislation (well, he did), he introduced the legislation. That's way more significant than just voting on a piece of legislation - they all have to do that on each one. This one he created himself (maybe with a few other people) meaning he cares a whole lot more about it than he does about many other bills. Don't you think that's worth knowing about? It's being voted on by the House today, and is expected to pass, so it's very close to becoming law. Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 14:11, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Ryan Loskarn[edit]

I just removed a reference to Loskarn, who was chief of staff for Alexander and arrested for child pornography. I don't believe Loskarn is relevant in an article on Alexander, as Alexander has not been implicated in any way in the charges. CFredkin (talk) 17:42, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

It isn't relevant and unless Alexander is implicated, mentioning it on his article violates WP:BLP. Tiller54 (talk) 02:25, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Does BLP cover post-suicide? http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/ryan-loskarn-death-102565.html Hcobb (talk) 17:24, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

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Lamar Alexander, track and field athlete at Vanderbilt[edit]

Here's another reference. http://www.vucommodores.com/ot/2011-hof-alexander.html BillVol (talk) 17:09, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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