East Tennessean of the Year

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Honoring an East Tennessee History Maker

Established in 2011 by the East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors, the award periodically recognizes and honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region and represents integrity, dignity, leadership, and the volunteer spirit. The award is given to an East Tennessean with either a recent accomplishment or a compilation of accomplishments in fields such as history, politics, entertainment, education, research, or humanitarian work that improves the lives of others.

 

The 2021 East Tennessean of the Year Dinner will honor the Honorable Lamar Alexander

November 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Cherokee Country Club

5138 Lyons View Pike

Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

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Alexander is a seventh generation East Tennessean who served as a three-term U.S. senator, the U.S. secretary of education, the president of the University of Tennessee, and the two-term governor of Tennessee.

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