Death of Lloyd Bentsen

February 11, 1921 - May 23, 2006
Houston, Texas | Age 85

Former Senator and Treasury Secretary dies at 85
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Former Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, the courtly Texan who famously put down vice presidential rival Dan Quayle in a 1988 debate by telling him "you're no Jack Kennedy," died Tuesday. He was 85.

Bentsen, who represented the state in Congress for 28 years, died at his Houston home, his family said. He had been under a doctor's care since a pair of strokes in 1998.

Bentsen's political career took him from a county judgeship in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1940s...

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