Leslee "Honey" Alexander

Leslee Honey Alexander
Leslee "Honey" Alexander

Leslee “Honey” Alexander, former first lady of Tennessee and wife of former Gov. And U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexaner died Oct. 29, 2022, at the age of 77 at her home in Maryville. The second oldest of five children, she was born Leslee Buhler in Los Angeles, Calif., and moved to Texas with her family when she was two. Alexander would graduate from Smith College in 1967 with a degree in American Studies. She and Lamar Alexander met when she was working as staffer for U.S. Sen. John G. Tower in Washington, D.C. The family moved back to Nashville in 1970, and Alexander continued her passion for children’s health and well-being. She also served alongside her husband in Knoxville when he served as president of the University of Tennessee and then again in Washington, D.C., as he served as U.S. Secretary of Education.