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OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF VICE PRESIDENT DAN QUAYLE On January 20, 1989, Dan Quayle was sworn in as the 44th Vice President of the United States. Mr. Quayle was born on February 4, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was named after James Danforth, a longtime Quayle family friend killed in World War II. After spending much of his youth in Arizona, he graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, Indiana in 1965. He then matriculated at DePauw University, where he received his B.A. degree in political science in 1969. After receiving his degree, Mr. Quayle joined the Indiana National Guard and served from 1969 - 1975. While serving in the Guard, he earned a law degree from Indiana University in 1974. Mr. Quayle's public service began in July 1971, when he became an investigator for the Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office. In September, he became an administrative assistant to Governor Edgar Whitcomb. From 1973 - 74, he was the director of the Inheritance Tax Division of the Indiana Department of Revenue. Upon receiving his law degree, Mr. Quayle worked as associate publisher of his family's newspaper, The Huntington Herald-Press and practiced law with his wife in Huntington. In 1976, Mr. Quayle was elected to the U.S. Congress from Indiana's Fourth Congressional District, defeating an eight-term incumbent Democrat. He won re-election in 1978 by the greatest percentage margin ever achieved to that date in the northeast Indiana district. In 1980, Mr. Quayle became the youngest person ever elected to the U.S. Senate from the State of Indiana, defeating three-term incumbent Democrat Birch Bayh. Making Indiana political history yet again, Mr. Quayle was re-elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 with the largest margin ever achieved to that date by a candidate in a statewide Indiana race. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Quayle became widely known for his legislative work in the areas of defense, arms control, labor and human resources. With his service on the Armed Services Committee, the Budget Committee and the Labor and Human Resources Committee, he became an effective Senator, respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. In 1982, working with Senator Edward Kennedy, Mr. Quayle authored the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), which has been called the most significant piece of social legislation passed during the Reagan presidency. In August 1988, at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans, George Bush called on Mr. Quayle to be his running mate in the general election. Although Republicans were trailing by up to 15 points in public opinion polls taken prior to the convention, the Bush/Quayle ticket went on to win the November election by a convincing 54-46 margin, sweeping 38 states and capturing 426 electoral votes. In his Constitutional role as Vice President, Mr. Quayle serves as president of the United States Senate. He is a statutory member of the National Security Council and is the first chairman of the National Space Council, a space policy body reestablished by statute in 1988. On February 9, 1989, President Bush named Mr. Quayle head of the Council on Competitiveness that will work to ensure U.S. international competitiveness into the 21st century. In November 1972, Mr. Quayle married the former Marilyn Tucker of Indianapolis. They are the parents of three children: Tucker, Benjamin, and Corinne. Mr. Quayle, the oldest of four children, has two brothers and a sister: Chris, Mike, and Martha Saddler. He is the son of Jim and Corinne Quayle of Huntington, Indiana. He enjoys golf, tennis, basketball, skiing, horseback riding, fly fishing and reading. He particularly enjoys watching his children as they participate in team sports. The Quayles attend the McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia.


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