Dan Quayle

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Dan Quayle
44th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by Al Gore
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
Preceded by Birch Bayh
Succeeded by Dan Coats
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by J. Edward Roush
Succeeded by Dan Coats
Personal details
Born James Danforth Quayle
February 4, 1947 (1947-02-04) (age 67)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marilyn Quayle
Children Tucker Quayle
Ben Quayle
Corinne Quayle
Residence Huntington, Indiana (1961-1996)
Paradise Valley, Arizona (1996-present)
Alma mater DePauw University
Indiana University
Profession Lawyer
Politician
Religion Presbyterian
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army (National Guard)
Years of service 1969–1975
Rank Army-USA-OR-05.svg Sergeant
Unit Indiana National Guard - Emblem.png Indiana Army National Guard

James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (born February 4, 1947) served as the 44th Vice President of the United States, serving with President George H. W. Bush (1989–1993).

Early life[change | edit source]

Quayle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents were Martha Corinne (nee Pulliam) and James Cline Quayle. He has often[source?] been incorrectly referred to as James Danforth Quayle III. In his memoirs, he points out that his birth name was simply James Danforth Quayle. The name Quayle originates from the Isle of Man, where his great-grandfather was born.[1]

His maternal grandfather, Eugene C. Pulliam, was a wealthy and influential publishing magnate who founded Central Newspapers, Inc., owner of over a dozen major newspapers such as The Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis Star. James C. Quayle moved his family to Arizona in 1955 to run a branch of the family's publishing empire. While his family was very wealthy, Quayle was less affluent; his total net worth by the time of his election in 1988 was less than $1 million.[2]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Quayle and his wife are Presbyterians.[3] He currently lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Ancestry of Dan Quayle (b. 1947)". Wargs.com. http://www.wargs.com/political/quayle.html. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  2. Ramesh Ponnuru, No Joke: Dan Quayle runs to win, National Review, April 5, 1999. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  3. The Forerunner