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Re: Lloyd Bentsen, former senator and treasury secretary, dies at 85

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  • Ram Lau
    For some reason I m quite saddened by this. Bentsen was a statesman. Perhaps that s why. May he rest in peace. Ram
    Message 1 of 2 , May 23, 2006
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      For some reason I'm quite saddened by this. Bentsen was a statesman.
      Perhaps that's why. May he rest in peace.

      Ram


      --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > http://cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/05/23/bentsen.obit.ap/index.html
      >
      > Lloyd Bentsen, former senator and treasury secretary,
      > dies at 85
      > Texan ran for vice president in 1988
      >
      > Tuesday, May 23, 2006; Posted: 11:45 a.m. EDT (15:45
      > GMT)
      >
      > HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Lloyd Bentsen, a courtly Texan
      > who represented the state in Congress for 28 years and
      > served as President Clinton's first treasury
      > secretary, died Tuesday morning, his family said. He
      > was 85.
      >
      > Bentsen, also the Democratic 1988 vice presidential
      > nominee, died at his home in Houston.
      >
      > It was during that campaign that he told rival Dan
      > Quayle in a debate, "You're no Jack Kennedy."
      >
      > His distinguished political career took him from the
      > humble beginnings of a county office in the Rio Grande
      > Valley in the 1940s to six years in the U.S. House, 22
      > in the U.S. Senate and two in the Clinton Cabinet,
      > where he was instrumental in directing the
      > administration's economic policy.
      >
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