Bentsen, Lloyd Millard Jr.

Born: Feb 11, 1921 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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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