- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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.”

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