Lloyd Bentsen

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Lloyd Bentsen
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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.
(1921-02-11)February 11, 1921
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]
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal
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

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Candidates Share Similar Beliefs". San Jose Mercury News. September 10, 1988. 
  2. "Clinton honors Bentsen at service". USA Today. May 31, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  3. "Former Senator, Treasury chief Bentsen dies". Reuters. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  4. "Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen dies". Houston Chronicle. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 

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