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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
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 20, 1993
Preceded by Bob Packwood
Succeeded by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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
Personal details
Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.

(1921-02-11)February 11, 1921
Mission, Texas, U.S.
Died May 23, 2006(2006-05-23) (aged 85)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Beryl Ann Longino (m. 1943)
Children 3
Education University of Texas, Austin (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
 • United States Army Air Forces
Flag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
 • United States Air Force Reserve
Years of service 1942–1947 (Active)
1950–1959 (Reserve)
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Unit 15th Air Force
 • 449th Bombardment Group
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished 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.

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