|Name||Marilyn Tucker Quayle|
, Arizona , United States
|| July 29, 1949
Feb 12, 2011 12:26pm
|Info||born July 29, 1949 is the wife of former U.S. Vice President James Danforth Quayle and held the unofficial title of Second Lady of the United States from 1989 until 1993. |
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is a daughter of Warren S. Tucker and his wife, the former Mary Alice Craig.
Quayle received a bachelor's degree in political science from Purdue University. She attended night law school classes and earned her J.D. at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, where she met Dan Quayle, the son of a newspaper publisher. They were married ten weeks later on November 18, 1972 and have three children: Tucker, Benjamin, and Corinne.
The Quayles worked as attorneys in Huntington, Indiana in a law practice, Quayle and Quayle. The couple suspended their law practice when he was elected to Congress in 1976.
When Dan Quayle was elected Vice President in 1988, the governor of Indiana, Robert Orr, offered to appoint Marilyn Quayle to the Senate seat vacated by Dan, but she declined the position, citing a potential conflict of interest with the Bush administration.
During her husband's tenure as Vice President of the United States, Quayle served on the board of the Federal Management Agency, as Chairman of the International Disasters Advisory Committee for the Agency for International Development, and as the National Cancer Institute's national spokesperson for NCI's Breast Cancer Summits. She also served on the United States special high-level council for the International Decade for Natural Hazard Reduction.
In a speech before the 1992 Republican National Convention, Quayle dismissed Bill Clinton's claim to a new generation of leadership, saying, "Not everyone demonstrated, dropped out, took drugs, joined in the sexual revolution or dodged the draft."
Active in a number of charitable causes, she has placed a special emphasis on disaster preparedness and breast cancer research; her mother died of the disease at age 56.
Quayle is a partner in the law firm of Krieg, DeVault, Alexander & Capeheart, where she practices general corporate law, emphasizing mergers and acquisitions, international law, and health care law. The Quayles live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.