Dan Quayle, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Dan Quayle

American politician, lawyer

Date of Birth: 04-Feb-1947

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Profession: lawyer, businessperson, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Dan Quayle

  • James Danforth Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 44th vice president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
  • Quayle was also a U.S.
  • representative from 1977 to 1981 and a U.S.
  • senator from 1981 to 1989 from the state of Indiana. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Quayle spent most of his childhood in Paradise Valley, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.
  • He married Marilyn Tucker in 1972 and obtained his J.D.
  • degree from the Indiana University Robert H.
  • McKinney School of Law in 1974.
  • Quayle practiced law in Huntington, Indiana with his wife before his election to the United States House of Representatives in 1976.
  • In 1980 Quayle was elected to the U.S.
  • Senate. In 1988, Vice President and Republican presidential nominee George H.
  • W.
  • Bush chose Quayle as his running mate.
  • Quayle's vice presidential debate against Democratic candidate Lloyd Bentsen was notable for the "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" incident.
  • The Bush/Quayle ticket won the 1988 election over the Democratic ticket of Michael Dukakis and Bentsen, and Quayle became Vice President in January 1989.
  • As Vice President, he made official visits to 47 countries and was appointed chairman of the National Space Council.
  • He secured re-nomination for Vice President in 1992, but Democrat Bill Clinton and his running mate, Al Gore, defeated the Bush/Quayle ticket.
  • In 1994 Quayle published his memoir, Standing Firm.
  • He declined to run for President in 1996 because he was suffering from phlebitis.
  • Quayle sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but later withdrew from the campaign and supported the eventual winner, George W.
  • Bush.
  • He joined Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm, in 1999.

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