Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Senator from Alabama

Tommy Tuberville

U.S. Senator from Alabama

Thomas Hawley Tuberville was born in September 1954 in Camden, Arkansas. He earned a B.S. from Southern State College (now Southern Arkansas University). 

He was a football coach at a high school, then at Arkansas State University and Texas A&M University. He was hired to be head coach at the University of Mississippi and was later head coach at Auburn University in Alabama. His coaching career continued at Texas Tech and the University of Cincinnati. He established winning records at each of them. 

He was a partner in an investment firm. 

Tuberville was elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2021. 

Divorced from his first wife, he is now married to Suzanne and they have two sons. Tuberville worships at the Church of Christ. 

In the News…

Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has effectively blocked the usual unanimous consent for the confirmations of military nominees and those up for promotion. He took this stance after the U.S. Department of Defense began to grant paid leave to servicemembers for them to travel for an abortion if the state where they were residing had abortion restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision a year ago that gave states the authority to regulate abortion. The Senate has had to spend floor time on individual nominations. The senator’s objection is based on the Hyde Amendment which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion procedures. 

“Somebody’s fighting for the taxpayers of the country,” Senator Tuberville said. “And 60 percent of the people in this country are against taxpayer money going into abortion. … The American taxpayer doesn’t deserve this; 60 percent of the country is against this. Well, they did it anyway. So I’ve had a hold on all their generals and admirals for the last five months.” 

Because of his stand, some have labeled Senator Tuberville a racist and “white nationalist.” Senator Tuberville responded, “I reject any type of racism.” 

“I was a football coach,” he said. “Going on 40 years, I worked with mostly minorities and I’ve raised more young men than most of these people up here combined. White nationalism is racist. So I completely reject white nationalism.” 

He added that he is “sick and tired“ of this term being thrown around when it is not true.  

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Tuberville today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Tommy Tuberville 
Senator from Alabama 
455 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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