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Bill Frist

William Harrison "Bill" Frist, Sr. (born February 22, 1952) is an American physician, businessman, and politician. He began his career as an heir and ... More »William Harrison "Bill" Frist, Sr. (born February 22, 1952) is an American physician, businessman, and politician. He began his career as an heir and major stockholder to the for-profit hospital chain of Hospital Corporation of America. Frist later served two terms as a Republican United States Senator representing Tennessee. He was the Republican Majority Leader from 2003 until his retirement in 2007. Frist was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Dorothy (Cate) Frist and Thomas Fearn Frist, Sr. He is a fourth-generation Tennessean. His great-great grandfather was one of the founders of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and his father was a doctor and founded the health care business organization which became Hospital Corporation of America. Frist's brother, Thomas Jr., became chairman and chief executive of Hospital Corporation of America in 1997. Frist graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and then from Princeton University in 1974, where he specialized in health care... [ Wikipedia ]

Bill Frist and wife Karyn file for divorce

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/11/2012 TheWashingtonPost Karyn and Bill Frist in the Senate chamber on the day of his final speech there in December 2006. The couple is flanked by two of their three sons, Harrison and Bryan. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) The worst kept secret in ...

Bill Frist on U.S. health care: Can't we all get along?

FORTUNE -- Bill Frist, the heart surgeon turned Republican politician, had nothing but love for his former colleagues on the Hill, Corporate America, First Lady Michelle Obama--and even regulators!--when Fortune caught up with him at the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington ...

Former Senate leader takes to Twitter to blast United

A file photo of then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist speaking to media on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 19, 2006. It may be time to add "airline critic" to the resume of physician and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. That's after the 61-year-old Frist took ...

'Nuclear Option' Vote Marks Tectonic Shift In Senate Rules : It's All Politics : NPR

Back in 2005, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist called this idea "the constitutional option" when he came close to invoking it on behalf of the judicial nominees of President George W. Bush. That sounded a lot more dignified than the name Frist's predecessor, Trent Lott, had ...

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for December 18, 2013 – CNN Political Ticker

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, who at the time was a Pennsylvania congressman, defeated Sen. Harris Wofford and Dr. Bill Frist defeated Sen. Jim Sasser in Tennessee. Both Santorum and Frist left the Senate in 2007. The GOP also took back the House that year winning 54 House seats. ...

Ricin Fast Facts

February 2, 2004 - A powdery substance tentatively identified as ricin is found in Senator Bill Frist's mailroom in the Dirksen Senate office building. February 3, 2004 - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says that tests have identified the substance as ricin. Federal authorities ...

The evolution of the Senate filibuster

(LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE/AP) - Then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), shakes hands with then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) outside Frist's office in the U.S. Capitol on May 23, 2005. In a dramatic reach across party lines, Senate centrists agreed on a ...

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Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voting law

From left, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and other officials listen during the media conference. President George W. Bush signs reauthorization of the act on July 27, 2006. From left, Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, Rep. ...

Panel Debates Affordable Care Act In Philadelphia

The World Affairs Council sponsored the debate between former Senator Bill Frist, former Obama administration adviser Zeke Emanuel, Jefferson University president Steve Klasko and Blue Cross chief Dan Hilferty. Though each was coming from a very different perspective, Klasko says they ...

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Frist Tweets Complaints about United.

Yesterday Bill Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon who was Tennessee's U.S. Senator for 12 years (you remember him from the Terry Schiavo saga), took to The Twitter to complain about United Airlines. United Air @United miserable service again. SanFran sold me and confirmed a seat ...

Brad Paisley honored at Symphony Ball in Nashville [PICS] New Country 105.1 FM – KNCI-FM Sacrament

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 14: Brad Paisley (R) receives the Harmony award from Senator Bill Frist at the 29th annual Symphony Ball at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 14, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Brad Paisley was honored with this year's Harmony Award. NASHVILLE, TN - ...

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove shares insights with Bill Frist and the Nashville health communit...

Dr. Delos 'Toby' Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, of the highest-ranked hospitals in the country, chatted with former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist about innovation, community health and new models of caregiving at a Nashville Health Care Council event Friday. Cosgrove and ...

Bill Frist Fast Facts

(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Bill Frist, heart and lung transplant surgeon and former Senate majority leader. Marriage: Karyn (McLaughlin) Frist (March 14, 1981-December 2012, divorced) Other Facts: Trained at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; Southampton General ...

Memphis Family Thanks Former Sen. Bill Frist

Memphis Family Thanks Former Sen. Bill Frist Copyright Credits to CNN iReporter Nicholas Pegues 2013. What do you think of this story? Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in ...

Chris Rodda: Sen. Lautenberg's 2005 Stand Against David Barton Was Much More Than Just a Stand for S...

On March 31, 2005, then Senate majority leader Bill Frist not only scheduled one of Barton's revisionist history Capitol tours, but sent out the following letter, inviting all of his fellow senators and their families to attend: GET A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON OUR NATION'S RELIGIOUS HERITAGE ...

Former GOP leader: States should act on health law

Former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee heart transplant surgeon who led Senate Republicans for 12 years before retiring in 2007, says states should set up health insurance exchanges -- a linchpin in the law that will create purchasing marketplaces for an estimated 16 ...

Bill Frist: Contraception Is A Pro-Life Cause In Developing World

Bill Frist is a former U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D., is the executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands...

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist Learns How The Rest of Us Travel

Former Senate majority leader Bill Frist took to Twitter Thursday to blast United Airlines after he got bumped out of his first class seat and had to sit in… wait for it… coach. The former Republican senator’s trials and tribulations include “bad service” and, perhaps more disturbingly...

Bill Frist blasts United Airlines in onboard Twitter posts

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., spent Friday complaining on social media about United Airlines after a mix-up with his first-class seat. "United miserable service again," Frist, 61, said in one of six posts on his Twitter account, USA Today reported. "SanFran sold me ...

Nashville Health Care Council, Senator Frist Announce 2014 Fellows Class

The Nashville Health Care Council and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., announced the 32 senior leaders selected for the 2014 class of the NHCC Fellows...

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