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Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Edit Profile

United States Secretary of the Treasury

Lloyd Millard Bentsen,, former United States Secretary of the Treasury. Bar: Texas 1942. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; recipient Presidential Medal of Freedom, The White House, 1999. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Background

Bentsen,, Lloyd Millard was born on February 11, 1921 in Mission, Texas, United States. Son of Lloyd M. and Edna Ruth (Colbath) Bentsen.

Education

Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1942.

Career

Private law practive, McAllen, Texas, 1945-1948. Judge Hidalgo County, 1946—1948. Member United States Congress from 15th Texas District, 1948—1955.

President Lincoln Consolidated, Houston, 1955-1970. United States Senator from Texas, 1971-1993. Chairman United States Senate Finance Committee, 1987—1993.

Secretary United States Department Treasury, Washington, 1993-1994. Partner Verner, Lipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, 1994—1998. Democratic nominee for Vice President United States, 1988.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1942.

Membership

Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Connections

Married Beryl Ann Longino, November 27, 1943. Children: Lloyd M. III, Lan, Tina.

father:
Lloyd M. Bentsen,

mother:
Edna Ruth (Colbath) Bentsen,

spouse:
Beryl Ann Longino

children:
Lloyd M. III Bentsen,

Lan Bentsen,

Tina Bentsen,