|69th United States Secretary of the Treasury|
January 20, 1993 – December 22, 1994
|Preceded by||Nicholas F. Brady|
|Succeeded by||Robert Rubin|
|United States Senator|
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
December 4, 1948 – January 3, 1955
|Preceded by||Milton West|
|Succeeded by||Joe M. Kilgore|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance|
January 3, 1987 – January 20, 1993
|Preceded by||Bob Packwood|
|Succeeded by||Pat Moynihan|
|Born||Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr.|
February 11, 1921
|Died||May 23, 2006 (aged 85)|
|Spouse(s)||Beryl Ann Longino (1943–2006; until his death)|
|Alma mater||University of Texas Law School|
|Religion||Presbyterian (raised Baptist)|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
|Service/branch||United States Army Air Forces|
United States Air Force
|Years of service||1942–1947|
|Unit||449th Bomb Group (15th Air Force)|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Candidates Share Similar Beliefs". San Jose Mercury News. September 10, 1988.
- "Clinton honors Bentsen at service". USA Today. May 31, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Former Senator, Treasury chief Bentsen dies". Reuters. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen dies". Houston Chronicle. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Lloyd Bentsen|
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Lloyd Bentsen at Find a Grave, retrieved on 2013-02-03
- Oral History Interview with Lloyd Bentsen, from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library