Bill Frist

American physician, businessman, and politician

Bill Frist (born February 22, 1952) is a former Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee. He served in the United States Senate from 1995 to 2007.[1]

Bill Frist
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byJim Sasser
Succeeded byBob Corker
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
DeputyMitch McConnell
Preceded byTom Daschle
Succeeded byHarry Reid
Personal details
Born(1952-02-22)February 22, 1952
Nashville, Tennessee
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Karyn Frist (1982-2012)
Tracy Roberts Frist (m. 2015)
Alma materPrinceton University (A.B.)
Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
OccupationCardiothoracic surgeon

Frist was born on February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee. He studied at Princeton University and at Harvard Medical School. He is married to Tracy Roberts Frist.


  1. "Frist, Bill". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015.