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  Lloyd Millard Bentsen Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Lloyd Millard Bentsen (born 1921), senior United States senator from Texas, was Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 1988, sharing the unsuccessful ticket with Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and secretary of the Treasury from 1993-1994.
Bentsen was the "star of the campaign," according to one political observer, even though his position on most major political issues placed him closer to the GOP than to the Democratic Party which nominated him for the nation's second highest office.
Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr., the son of Lloyd M. Bentsen, Sr., and Edna Ruth (Colbath) Bentsen, was born in Mission, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley on February 11, 1921.
www.bookrags.com /biography/lloyd-millard-bentsen   (1182 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen, 85, VP candidate was esteemed statesman - The Boston Globe
Lloyd Bentsen, a Texas congressman, four-term US senator, Democratic nominee for vice president, and secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration, died yesterday at his home in Houston of complications of a stroke suffered in 1999.
Senator Bentsen was in positions of power and influence for more than half a century but his most auspicious moment took place on national television during the 1988 vice-presidential debate with his Republican opponent, Indiana Senator Dan Quayle.
Senator Bentsen was on the ticket in the first place because his Washington credentials buttressed the Washington inexperience of Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor at the top of the ticket.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/05/24/lloyd_bentsen_85_vp_candidate_was_esteemed_statesman/?page=1   (1428 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen Dies at 85; Senator Ran With Dukakis - New York Times
By DAVID E. Lloyd Bentsen, former congressman and senator from Texas, onetime secretary of the Treasury and the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1988, died yesterday at his home in Houston.
Bentsen was a protégé of a fellow Texan, Speaker Sam Rayburn, but when he was 33, after six years in the House, he decided to leave politics to earn money to support his young family.
Bentsen was president of a family financial holding company, Lincoln Consolidated Inc. The company, one of the first in Texas to use data processing technology, owned businesses ranging from a savings and loan to a funeral home.
www.nytimes.com /2006/05/24/washington/24bentsen.html?ei=5088&en=76fccf1b5e08e750&ex=1306123200&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=print   (1820 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen - SourceWatch
Lloyd Bentsen, former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, "who ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 1988," died on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the age of 85.
Bentsen [2] was "appointed the 69th Secretary of the Treasury by President William Jefferson Clinton in January 1993 and served to December 1994, playing a pivotal role in the Administration's successful efforts to reduce the federal deficit and increase trade and economic opportunity through NAFTA and GATT.
Lloyd Bentsen was a member of the Honorary Council of Advisors for the US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce.
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 U.S. Treasury - Biography of Secretary Lloyd Bentsen
United States Senator and Chairman of the Finance Committee, Lloyd Bentsen (1921-2006) was appointed the 69th Secretary of the Treasury by President Clinton in 1993.
Bentsen had a major impact in promoting U.S. interests in the international financial institutions and ensured that the Treasury Department was a regular participant in the international summit process.
The portrait of Secretary Bentsen was painted at Treasury in 1994.
www.treas.gov /education/history/secretaries/lmbentsen.shtml   (438 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen Summary
Bentsen was born in Mission, Texas, to the grandchildren of Danish immigrants and to the children of first generation Americans, and was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
Bentsen participated in bombing raids in support of the Anzio campaign and flew bombers against hard targets in preparation for the landing in southern France.
Firmly ensconced in Washington, Bentsen was overwhelmingly re-elected to the Senate in 1976, 1982, and 1988.
www.bookrags.com /Lloyd_Bentsen   (2487 words)

  
 Obituaries: Lloyd Bentsen, powerful Texas Democrat - Americas - International Herald Tribune
Lloyd Bentsen, who represented Texas in Congress for 28 years, was the 1988 Democratic nominee for vice president and served as President Bill Clinton's first Treasury secretary, died Tuesday, his family said.
Bentsen was involved in some of the most important legislative battles of the second half of the 20th century.
Bentsen, a B-24 pilot, was shot down twice and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other decorations, and left the army as a colonel.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/05/23/news/lloyd.php   (596 words)

  
 Remembering Lloyd Bentsen
Lloyd Bentsen was an outstanding public servant and one of the finest United States senators from the state of Texas during the 20th century.
Bentsen also stood up for the independent oil and gas producers in Texas who often have positions that are different from the major oil companies.
And no one should forget that it was Lloyd Bentsen as Treasury Secretary who cajoled, pushed and encouraged the Clinton administration every step of the way to come up with a budgetary plan that eventually balanced the federal budget and gave us a few years of surpluses.
www.tricountyleader.com /news/2006/0601/Obits/017.html   (888 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited
Senator Lloyd Bentsen, who has died at the age of 85, was an influential political figure in his native Texas and later at national level.
Throughout his Senate career Bentsen had denounced the deficits run up by successive administrations and it was clear by 1993 that the moment of reckoning had come.
As the area's largest land developers, the Bentsen family was involved in constant legal disputes, so it was hardly surprising that they put their son through law school.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,,1781476,00.html   (977 words)

  
 LLOYD BENTSEN Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
Lloyd Bentsen was a polished Texan, with the manner of a Southern gentleman and a velvet-suave voice that recalled James Mason.
In 1988, Bentsen was already the oldest vice-presidential candidate in history and would have been 71 had he run in 1992, three years older than Ronald Reagan when he took office.
Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jnr was of Danish immigrant descent, the son of a wealthy rancher in the far south of Texas, close to the Rio Grande border with Mexico.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20060524/ai_n16410424   (899 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bentsen was born in Mission, Texas, to the grandchildren of Danish immigrants.
Bentsen was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
Bentsen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, one of the Army Air Corps' and now the Air Force's highest commendations for achievement or heroism in flight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lloyd_Bentsen   (1865 words)

  
 cbs4boston.com - Former Congressman Lloyd Bentsen Dies At 85
Bentsen, always courtly and distinguished, began his political career as a county judge in rural Hidalgo County, Texas, and was first elected to Congress in 1948, CBS News correspondent Bob Fuss reports.
Chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee for six years, Bentsen was a solidly pro-business Democrat who compiled a record as a staunch advocate of international trade and protector of the oil and gas industry.
In his first House term, Bentsen was one of a handful of Southern congressmen voting against the poll tax, which was used to keep fls from voting.
cbs4boston.com /national/topstories_story_143110335.html   (602 words)

  
 LLOYD BENTSEN: 1921 - 2006 / Texas senator best known for debate gibe at Quayle
In a long career in public office, Lloyd Bentsen was involved in some of the most important legislative battles of the second half of the 20th century.
Bentsen, the former congressman and senator from Texas, secretary of the Treasury and the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1988, died Tuesday at his home in Houston.
Bentsen's contacts in Congress and the acclaim he had gained from his vice presidential campaign led President Bill Clinton to choose him to be Treasury secretary.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/24/MNGO2J167S1.DTL   (867 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Bentsen's political career took him from a county judgeship in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1940s to six years in the U.S. House, 22 years in the Senate and two years as President Clinton's first treasury secretary.
In his first term, Bentsen was one of a handful of Southern congressmen who opposed the poll tax that was used to keep fls from voting.
Bentsen "excelled as a husband, father and citizen, with his unique combination of intelligence, judgment, strength and dignity," Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said Tuesday in a statement.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2006-05-23-bentsen-obit_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA   (1267 words)

  
 CNN.com - Lloyd Bentsen, former senator and treasury secretary, dies at 85 - May 23, 2006
Lloyd Bentsen, former senator and treasury secretary, dies at 85
U.S. Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen is shown with President Clinton in 1994.
Bentsen had been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 1999, his son said.
www.cnn.com /2006/POLITICS/05/23/bentsen.obit/index.html   (545 words)

  
 wbztv.com - Former Congressman Lloyd Bentsen Dies At 85
Bentsen, always courtly and distinguished, began his political career as a county judge in rural Hidalgo County, Texas, and was first elected to Congress in 1948, CBS News correspondent Bob Fuss reports.
Chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee for six years, Bentsen was a solidly pro-business Democrat who compiled a record as a staunch advocate of international trade and protector of the oil and gas industry.
In his first House term, Bentsen was one of a handful of Southern congressmen voting against the poll tax, which was used to keep fls from voting.
wbztv.com /national/topstories_story_143110335.html   (596 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen; Texas Senator, Vice Presidential Candidate
Lloyd Bentsen was a U.S. senator and a Treasury secretary, but the Texas Democrat will always be remembered for a polemical flick of steel that drew blood in a 1988 vice presidential debate.
Lloyd Bentsen, 85, a Texas congressman, four-term U.S. senator, Democratic nominee for vice president and secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration, died at his home in Houston of complications of a stroke suffered in 1999.
Bentsen returned to the Rio Grande Valley and at age 25 was elected Hidalgo County judge, in Texas a position akin to county supervisor.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/23/AR2006052300593.html   (788 words)

  
 Lloyd Bentsen's Record
In 1987, Bentsen opposed amendments to bar the use of federal or District of Columbia funds to pay for abortions in the District.
Bentsen is one of the few remaining senators who voted in 1978 in favor of giving away the Panama Canal.
The misrepresentation of Bentsen's political philosophy and background is either ignorance or a deliberate attempt to mislead voters into believing that they are electing another conservative cut from the same cloth as George Bush.
www.forerunner.com /forerunner/X0164_Lloyd_Bentsen_1988.html   (983 words)

  
 Off the Kuff: RIP, Lloyd Bentsen
Bentsen, in failing health for more than a decade after a stroke in 1995, died at his home in Houston, said family spokesman Bill Maddox.
I've noted before that Bentsen was not exactly a hero to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
Bentsen, however, could pull laurels even from the ashes, and he enhanced his standing as an astute politician in 1988 as the dogged Democratic vice-presidential running mate of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.
www.offthekuff.com /mt/archives/007365.html   (721 words)

  
 TxTell: The Lloyd Bentsen Collection
Lloyd Bentsen was born in Mission, Texas, in 1921 and received a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1942.
Lloyd Bentsen threw his hat into the 1970 U.S. Senate race in Texas and defeated Ralph Yarborough in the Democratic primary and GOP candidate George Bush in the general election.
Bentsen served as the Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration from January 20, 1993, until December 22, 1994.
txtell.lib.utexas.edu /stories/b0001-full.html   (623 words)

  
 Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen Dies, Former Senator, Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen Dies; Famously Admonished ...
Bentsen's distinguished political career took him from the humble beginnings of a county office in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1940s to six years in the U.S. House, 22 in the Senate and two as President Clinton's first treasury secretary, when he was instrumental in directing the administration's economic policy.
Bentsen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1999 by Clinton.
Bentsen and his wife, Beryl Ann, known as B.A. to friends, had two sons and a daughter, and seven grandchildren.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/05/23/ap/politics/mainD8HPJBNO0.shtml   (1026 words)

  
 6abc.com: Funeral Services for Lloyd Bentsen
Bentsen, who represented Texas in Congress for 28 years and was Clinton's first treasury secretary, died at his Houston home May 23 at age 85.
Bentsen, the running mate of former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election, was "one of the very few candidates for the vice presidency in the history of the republic who lost and came out better than he went in," Clinton said, drawing laughs from the crowd of about 1,200 mourners.
Bentsen also is credited with helping pass a program providing billions to help Russia's economy as it teetered on financial collapse and could have "started the Cold War all over again," Clinton said.
abclocal.go.com /wpvi/story?section=nation_world&id=4218439   (479 words)

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