Lloyd Bentsen

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Lloyd Bentsen
69th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
January 20, 1993 – December 22, 1994
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byNicholas F. Brady
Succeeded byRobert Rubin
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 20, 1993
Preceded byBob Packwood
Succeeded byDaniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 20, 1993
Preceded byRalph Yarborough
Succeeded byBob Krueger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 15th district
In office
December 4, 1948 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byMilton West
Succeeded byJoe M. Kilgore
Personal details
Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.

(1921-02-11)February 11, 1921
Mission, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 23, 2006(2006-05-23) (aged 85)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Beryl Ann Longino (m. 1943)
EducationUniversity of Texas, Austin (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
 • United States Army Air Forces
 United States Air Force
 • United States Air Force Reserve
Years of service1942–1947 (Active)
1950–1959 (Reserve)
Rank 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[change | change source]

  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. Archived from the original on June 2, 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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