Dan Quayle

vice president of the United States from 1989 to 1993

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).

Dan Quayle
Official portrait, 1989
44th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byGeorge H. W. Bush
Succeeded byAl Gore
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
Preceded byBirch Bayh
Succeeded byDan Coats
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byJ. Edward Roush
Succeeded byDan Coats
Personal details
James Danforth Quayle

(1947-02-04) February 4, 1947 (age 77)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Marilyn Quayle
ChildrenTucker Quayle
Ben Quayle
Corinne Quayle
ResidenceHuntington, Indiana (1961-1996)
Paradise Valley, Arizona (1996-present)
Alma materDePauw University
Indiana University
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army (National Guard)
Years of service1969–1975
Rank Sergeant
Unit Indiana Army National Guard

Early life


Quayle was born at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (When he was born as Methodist Hospital in 1947) in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1] His parents were Martha Corinne (née Pulliam) and James Cline Quayle. He has often[source?] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Personal life


Quayle and his wife are Presbyterians.[4] He currently lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.


  1. Lott, Jeremy (2008-03-11). The Warm Bucket Brigade: The Story of the American Vice Presidency. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-1-4185-7074-3.
  2. "Ancestry of Dan Quayle (b. 1947)". Wargs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  3. Ramesh Ponnuru, No Joke: Dan Quayle runs to win, National Review, April 5, 1999. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  4. The Forerunner