Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (1921 - 2006)

Lloyd Bentsen, who represented Texas in Congress for 28 years, was the 1988 Democratic vice presidential nominee and served as President Bill Clinton's first treasury secretary, died this morning, his family said, according to The Associated Press. He was 85.

His long life in politics included some of the most important legislative battles of the second half of the 20th century. However, he is probably best remembered for one devastating retort he made during the otherwise dull October 1988 vice presidential debate with Dan Quayle.


Blogger grumpygirl said...

so sad about this. loved him.

he spoke at my high school graduation, and have always admired him.

12:09 AM  
Blogger anne altman said...

can't say his life was cut short by any means, though. i'd be happy with a stint like that.

12:49 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

from my home state. he was one of the good'uns

7:57 PM  
Blogger Dreamlover said...

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10:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

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10:35 PM  

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