Bill Frist

William Harrison "Bill" Deadline ( born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee ) is an American politician and former Republican U.S. senator for the state of Tennessee. Prior to his tenure period was a heart surgeon. From 2003 to 2007 he served as majority leader in the Senate and was often used for the 2008 presidential election called as a potential Republican candidate, after he had won the test vote during a Republican Congress in 2006. On 29 November 2006 he was known, however, not to run for the presidency.

Education and medical career

Period earned his doctorate of medicine in 1978 at Harvard University. After that, he worked at various hospitals of England and the United States as a surgeon. He specialized as a heart surgeon and performed more than 150 heart and lung transplants.

Political career

Period in 1994 was elected to succeed Jim Sasser in the U.S. Senate. In his re-election in 2000, he won 66 % of the votes and the highest number of votes in the history of the state of Tennessee. From 2003 on, he was as Senate Majority Leader leader of the Republican faction and sat among other things, the Rules Committee. In the Senate elections in 2006, he did not present himself and thus different on 3 January 2007 from the Senate from.