American politician (1921-2006)
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.
|69th United States Secretary of the Treasury|
January 20, 1993 – December 22, 1994
|Preceded by||Nicholas F. Brady|
|Succeeded by||Robert Rubin|
|Chair of the Senate Finance Committee|
January 3, 1987 – January 20, 1993
|Preceded by||Bob Packwood|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Patrick Moynihan|
|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|
Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.
February 11, 1921
Mission, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 23, 2006 (aged 85)|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Beryl Ann Longino (m. 1943)
|Education||University of Texas, Austin (LLB)|
|Branch/service|| United States Army|
• United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
• United States Air Force Reserve
|Years of service||1942–1947 (Active)|
|Unit||15th Air Force|
• 449th Bombardment Group
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
Air Medal (4)
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.
- ↑ "Clinton honors Bentsen at service". USA Today. May 31, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- ↑ "Former Senator, Treasury chief Bentsen dies". Reuters. May 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 2, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- ↑ "Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen dies". Houston Chronicle. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Lloyd Bentsen at Find a Grave, retrieved on 2013-02-03
- Oral History Interview with Lloyd Bentsen, from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Archived 2001-11-26 at the Library of Congress Web Archives