Lloyd Bentsen facts for kids
|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|
Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr.
February 11, 1921
|Died||May 23, 2006
|Spouse(s)||Beryl Ann Longino (1943–2006; until his death)|
|Alma mater||University of Texas Law School|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross
|Branch/service||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.
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Bentsen meeting with Jimmy Carter in 1978.
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