Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Bill Frist, MD Biography

Title:
Former Senator (R-TN)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he ACLU’s continued attacks on the Boy Scouts are starting to become its own form of persecution.”

Press statement, Nov. 20, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator, Tennesee, 1994-2006
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Howard University, Washington, DC, 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate of Medicine, Morehouse College of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate of Civil Laws, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, 1999
  • Honorary Doctorate of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999
  • Named one of two Congressional representatives to the United Nations General Assembly, 2001
  • Unanimously elected chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), 2000
  • Faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1985-1993
  • Surgical training, Massachusetts General Hospital, Southampton General Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, 1978-1985
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiner
  • Diplomate of American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate of American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Education:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1978
  • BA, Princeton University, specialized in health care policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1974
Other:
  • Performed over 150 heart and lung transplant procedures, including the first successful combined heart-lung transplant in the Southeast
Quoted in:
  1. Would Amending the US Constitution to Prohibit the Desecration of the US Flag Limit Free Speech?