Lloyd Bentsen

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Lloyd Bentsen
69th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
January 20, 1993 – December 22, 1994
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Nicholas F. Brady
Succeeded by Robert Rubin
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 20, 1993
Preceded by Ralph Yarborough
Succeeded by Bob Krueger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 15th district
In office
December 4, 1948 – January 3, 1955
Preceded by Milton West
Succeeded by Joe M. Kilgore
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 20, 1993
Preceded by Bob Packwood
Succeeded by Pat Moynihan
Personal details
Born Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr.
February 11, 1921(1921-02-11)
Mission, Texas
Died May 23, 2006(2006-05-23) (aged 85)
Houston, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Beryl Ann Longino (1943–2006; until his death)
Alma mater University of Texas Law School
Religion Presbyterian (raised Baptist)[1]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service 1942–1947
Rank Colonel
Unit 449th Bomb Group (15th Air Force)
Reserves
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal

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.[2][3][4]

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