NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed legislation naming Nashville’s new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in the TV series “Law & Order” and at least 20 movies.
Tennessee’s congressional delegation announced the move Tuesday in a joint news release.
Thompson died in 2015. He was 73.
The Senate voted last month on a resolution that had already been passed by the House.
Thompson was a hard-driving Senate counsel during the Watergate hearings and later a popular actor and fleeting presidential hopeful in 2008. He commanded audiences with a booming voice, folksy charisma and a 6-foot-6 frame.
Besides a starring role in the “Law & Order” TV series, he appeared in such motion pictures as “The Hunt for Red October” and “Die Hard II.”