Lloyd Bentsen

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Birthday
11, 1921
Birthplace
Mission, TX
Death Date
May 23, 2006 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1921
Birthplace
Mission, TX
Death Date
May 23, 2006 (85)

About

Politician and Democrat who was a United States senator from Texas from 1971 to 1993. He was the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in 1988 and is remembered for the lively debate he had against Republican Vice Presidential nominee Dan Quayle.

Before Fame

He was a Distinguished Eagle Scout growing up.

Trivia

He served as Colonel in the US Air Force, a Member of the US House of Representatives from Texas's fifteenth district, and was the sixty-ninth US Secretary of the Treasury.

Family Life

He married former model Beryl Ann Longino in November 1943.

Associated With

When Dan Quayle compared himself to JFK at the Vice Presidential debate, he said to him, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."