Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Lloyd Bensten: 1921-2006

In Memory

Lloyd Bensten, former Texas Congressman and Senator, Secretary of the treasurery and 1988 Democratic nominee for Vice-President, has died at the age of 85. One of the last big-name Texas Democrat's Bensten defeated George H. W. Bush in a Senate race in the 1960's, and helped cement the Dan Quayle reputation as a couple crates short of a banana boat during the 1988 vice-presidental debate. Bensten was one of Bill Clintons better known cabinet members during the early years of the laters presidency.


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