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  Bentsen, Jr., Lloyd M.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1993-01-20  
 
NameLloyd M. Bentsen, Jr.
Address
Houston, Texas , United States
EmailNone
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Born February 11, 1921
DiedMay 23, 2006 (85 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 29, 2018 06:47pm
Tags Danish - Moderate - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Pro-Labor - U.S. Army - Freemason - Presbyterian -
InfoBENTSEN, Lloyd Millard, Jr., (uncle of Ken Bentsen), a Representative and a Senator from Texas; born in Mission, Tex., February 11, 1921; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Texas Law School at Austin 1942 and was admitted to the bar the same year; served in the United States Army 1942-1945; entered the private practice of law in McAllen, Tex., in 1945; county judge of Hidalgo County 1946-1948; elected in 1948 as a Democrat in to the Eighty-first Congress and, at a special election on December 4, 1948, to fill the vacancy in the Eightieth Congress caused by the death of Milton H. West; reelected to the Eighty-second and Eighty-third Congresses and served from December 4, 1948, to January 3, 1955; was not a candidate for renomination in 1954; founded and operated a financial holding company in Texas; elected as a Democrat in 1970 to the United States Senate for the term commencing January 3, 1971; reelected in 1976, 1982, and 1988, and served until his resignation on January 20, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1976; chairman, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety-eighth Congress), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Ninety-eighth Congress), Committee on Finance (One Hundredth through One Hundred Second Congresses); Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States 1988; Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-1994; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 11, 1999; is a resident of Washington, D.C.

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May 23, 2006 10:00am Obituary Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen Dies  Article Rob Brodner 
May 23, 2006 10:00am Obituary Lloyd Bentsen dead at 85  Article DFWDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Beryl Ann (B A) Longino Bentsen 00, 0000-
Father Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Sr. 1894-1989
Brother Kenneth Bentsen 0000-
Nephew Ken Bentsen 1959-

INFORMATION LINKS
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Senator Lloyd Bentsen  Discuss
RACES
  01/20/1993 Treasury Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/19/1988 US President Lost 0.19% (-79.00%)
  11/08/1988 TX US Senate Won 59.17% (+19.17%)
  11/08/1988 US Vice President Lost 20.63% (-58.55%)
  07/21/1988 US President - D Convention Lost 0.02% (-70.06%)
  07/21/1988 US Vice President - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/08/1988 TX US Senate- D Primary Won 84.80% (+69.60%)
  11/02/1982 TX US Senate Won 58.59% (+18.09%)
  05/01/1982 TX US Senate- D Primary Won 78.13% (+56.26%)
  11/02/1976 TX US Senate Won 56.78% (+14.55%)
  07/01/1976 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.03% (-39.16%)
  05/01/1976 TX US Senate - D Primary Won 63.66% (+35.63%)
  11/03/1970 TX US Senate Won 53.51% (+7.09%)
  05/02/1970 TX US Senate - D Primary Won 53.66% (+7.32%)
  11/04/1952 TX District 15 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1950 TX District 15 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/04/1948 TX District 15 - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1948 TX District 15 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/28/1948 TX District 15 - D Runoff Won 59.63% (+19.25%)
  07/24/1948 TX District 15 - D Primary Won 34.81% (+5.28%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
US Secretary of Defense - Mar 09, 1989 R John G. Tower
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US Secretary of the Interior - Jun 11, 1975 R Stanley K. Hathaway
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.