Lloyd Bentsen

Lloyd Bentsen
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Personal details
Born
Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.

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Mission, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 23, 2006(2006-05-23) (aged 85)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Beryl Ann Longino (m. Template:Hover title)
Children3
EducationUniversity of Texas, Austin (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance23x15px United States
Branch/serviceTemplate:Army/core
 • United States Army Air Forces
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 • United States Air Force Reserve
Years of service1942–1947 (Active)
1950–1959 (Reserve)
Rank23px Colonel
Unit15th Air Force
 • 449th Bombardment Group
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (4)

Lloyd Bentsen (February 11, 1921 — May 23, 2006) was a Senator from Texas from 1971 to 1993 and was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1994. He was a congressman from Texas from 1948 to 1955. He was also chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance from 1987 to 1993. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

He was the Vice Presidential running mate in the 1988 United States presidential election, but lost to Dan Quayle. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He died on May 23, 2006 in his home in Houston, Texas from a stroke, aged 85.[1][2][3]

References

  1. "Clinton honors Bentsen at service". USA Today. May 31, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  2. "Former Senator, Treasury chief Bentsen dies". Reuters. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  3. "Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen dies". Houston Chronicle. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.

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