Bentsen, Lloyd Millard Jr.
Born: Feb 11, 1921 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 85 years of age.
1921 - He was born on the 11th of February in Mission, Texas.
1942 - He graduated from University of Texas Law School at Austin and was admitted to the bar.
1942 - He served in the United States Army Air Forces attaining rank of major.
1945 - He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and entered the private practice of law in McAllen, Texas.
1946 - He became County judge of Hidalgo County.
1948-1955 - He was elected as Representative from Texas.
1971 - He was elected as a Senator to the United States Senate.
1976 - He was unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United State.
1987 - He was chairman of Senate Finance Committee.
1988 - He was Democratic vice-presidential candidate.
1993-1994 - He was secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President William Jefferson Clinton.
1999 - He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2006 - He died on the 23rd of May in Houston, Texas.
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