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Lloyd Bentsen

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1921
Place of birthMission, Texas
Date of deathMay 23, 2006(age 85)
Place of deathHouston, Texas
Resting placeForest Park Lawndale Cemetery Houston, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Texas Law School
ReligionPresbyterian (raised Baptist)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service1942 1947
RankColonel
Unit449th Bomb Group (15th Air Force)
Reserves
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal
69th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In officeJanuary 20, 1993 - December 22, 1994
PresidentBill Clinton
Succeeded byRobert Rubin
Preceded byNicholas F. Brady
In officeJanuary 3, 1971 - January 20, 1993
Succeeded byBob Krueger
Preceded byRalph Yarborough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's   district
In officeDecember 4, 1948 - January 3, 1955
Succeeded byJoe M. Kilgore
Preceded byMilton West

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Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (February 11, 1921 May 23, 2006) was a four-term United States senator (1971 until 1993) from Texas and the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. He also served in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955. In his later political life, he was Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. Treasury Secretary during the first two years of the Clinton administration.


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