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Lloyd Bentsen

Lloyd Millard Bentsen (Born February 11, 1921 ) is an American politican from Texas. He is a member of the United States Democratic Party.

Bentsen was born in Mission, Texas. He graduated from University of Texas Law School in 1942 and served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945.

He served in the United States House of Representatives from December 1948 to January 3, 1955. He was in private business until 1970 when he won an upset victory against Ralph Yarborough in the Democratic primary. Bentsen went on to win the general election against George H.W. Bush. He was the Democratic nominee for United States Vice President in 1988. He retired from the Senate in January, 1993. He served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994.