LLOYD M. BENTSEN, JR.
Typed note on United States Senate stationery signed by Lloyd M.
Bentsen, Jr, U. S. Senator and Representative from Texas. Accompanied by an
unsigned b/w headshot of Bentsen.
Typed note signed "Lloyd Bentsen" as United States Senator
in blue ink. 1 page, 5¼x8, on United States Senate stationery. In full:
"Memo from the desk of... LLOYD BENTSEN It is a pleasure to send you the
enclosure. Call upon me again when I can help." Lightly creased. Signature
touches typed portion or note. Show-through from impression left edge (does not
touch signature). Paper loss on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine
condition. Accompanied by: Unsigned photograph of Bentsen. B/w, 7¾x10
overall, 7¼x9¼, one surface. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Tape remnants in
corners. Left edge is irregular and lightly dented. Paper loss on verso (no
show-through). Otherwise in fine condition. In 1970, attorney and World War II
veteran Bentsen (1921-2006), who had been a U. S. Representative from
Texas from 1948 to 1955, defeated George H. W. Bush to become U.
S. Senator from Texas, serving from 1971 to 1993. In 1988, he was
Michael Dukakis' running mate for Vice President, becoming noted for a
remark to Republican vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle, who compared his
Congressional experience to that of John F. Kennedy. Bentsen's retort:
"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was
a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Although the Dukakis/Bentsen
team was soundly defeated by the Bush/Quayle ticket, Bentsen would later serve
as Clinton's Secretary of the Treasury from 1993 to 1994.
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