Senator Frist was the second youngest Senate Majority Leader in history at age 41.
In 1998, Russell Eugene Weston, Jr. shot and killed two Capitol police officers inside the Capitol. Senator Frist was the only doctor nearby, and he offered support to the scene. Unfortunately, he was unable to save the lives of the two officers, but he did manage to pull Weston through.
The senator was the official congressional spokesperson during the Anthrax attacks in 2001.
He is the first doctor to be a senator since 1938.
He was 36 before he ever voted.
He has performed more than 150 heart and long transplants in his career.
He graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors in 1978 with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
His great-great-grandfather helped found the town of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Senator Frist's family has lived in Tennessee for four generations.
Senator Frist's parents are Dorothy Cate and Thomas Fearn Frist.
Senator Frist and Senator Mel Martinez visited Afghanistan on October 2, 2006. They met with the president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, and Senator Frist awarded a purple heart to a soldier serving in Afghanistan.
Senator Frist was the U.S. Senate Minority Leader from 2002 - 2003.
The senator and his wife have three sons: Harrison, Jonathan, and Bryan.
Senator Frist graduated from Princeton University in 1974, specializing in health care policy. He went on to receive a degree of Doctor of Medicine with honors from Harvard Medical School in 1978.
In 2003, Senator Frist became the Senate Majority Leader. He continued in this role until January 3, 2007 when Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) succeeded him in office.
He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
His great-great grandfather was one of the founders of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He is a U. S. Senator from Tennessee.
He is a cardiac surgeon.
He is a member of the Republican Party.
Senator Frist: (On personal injury trial lawyers.) We must stop them from twisting American medicine into a litigation lottery where they hit the jackpot and every patient ends up paying.
Senator Frist: From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character.
Senator Frist: We are a strong, robust, and prosperous nation. Optimism is the essence of our success. It drives our creativity and emboldens our entrepreneurial spirit. It is what makes us invest in the future and accomplish our highest aims.