Dan Quayle

US Vice President

1947 –

94

Who is Dan Quayle?

James Danforth "Dan" Quayle served as the 44th Vice President of the United States, serving with President George H. W. Bush. He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Indiana.

Quayle was born in Indianapolis and spent most of his childhood living in Arizona. He married Marilyn Tucker in 1972 and obtained his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1974. He practiced law in Huntington, Indiana with his wife before being elected to the United States Congress in 1976, aged 29. In 1980, Quayle was elected to the Senate.

In 1988, Vice President George H. W. Bush was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party and asked his party to nominate Quayle as his vice presidential running mate. Although this choice was met with some dismay, the Bush/Quayle ticket won the 1988 election over Democrats Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen. As vice president, Quayle 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 the Bush/Quayle ticket was defeated by Democrat Bill Clinton and his vice-presidential running mate, Al Gore.

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Born
Feb 4, 1947
Indianapolis
Also known as
  • James Danforth Quayle
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Presbyterianism
Ethnicity
  • Caucasian race
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • DePauw University
  • Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
  • Indiana University Bloomington
Employment
  • K2 Sports
Lived in
  • Indianapolis
  • Huntington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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