kids encyclopedia robot

Dan Quayle facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle.jpg
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
James Danforth Quayle

February 4, 1947 (1947-02-04) (age 74)
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
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service 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) is an American politician who was the 44th Vice President of the United States. He served with President George H. W. Bush (1989–1993).

Early life

Quayle was born at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (When he was born as Methodist Hospital in 1947) in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents were Martha Corinne (née Pulliam) and James Cline Quayle. He has often 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.

His maternal grandfather, Eugene C. Pulliam, was a rich 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 part of the family's publishing business. While his family was very wealthy, Quayle was less rich; his total net worth by the time of his election in 1988 was less than $1 million.

Personal life

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

Images for kids

kids search engine
Dan Quayle Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.