CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2006 |
Lloyd Bentsen, the former four-term U.S. senator from Texas who was the 1988 Democratic vice presidential nominee and served as President Clinton's first secretary of the Treasury, died Tuesday. He was 85. Bentsen, who had been in poor health since suffering two strokes in 1998, died at his home in Houston, a family spokesman said. In a statement Tuesday, President Bush called Bentsen "a man of great honor and distinction."
December 13, 1992 |
"Fundamental change" is not the phrase that springs to mind on contemplation of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen's features. Like a gently eroded landscape, those folds and tucks and dewlaps speak to a spirit of sedate continuity, unsurprising in a conservative Texas businessman who has risen over the years to the chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee.
November 12, 1987 |
Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.), with the state Capitol as a backdrop, announced Wednesday he will run for a fourth term in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1988
With reference to the new Democratic ticket of Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen: Why is it no pundit has apparently penned the obvious--"What is your D and B rating"? J.H. DUTHIE Dominguez Hills
September 18, 1988 |
The Democratic theme of the week may have been defense, but the word of the week for vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen was "Southern." "I'm proud to be a Southern Democrat," Bentsen said again and again as he campaigned in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. And at every stop he repeated a tribute from Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, who said: "Lloyd Bentsen speaks three languages. He speaks Spanish, he speaks English and he speaks Southern."
November 15, 1994 |
Bentsen Urges Caution on Rates: Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen warned the Federal Reserve Board against overdoing its anti-inflation campaign. Speaking one day before the central bank was to meet to map monetary strategy, Bentsen said inflation remains low and the economy has yet to feel the full impact of the Fed's repeated rate increases this year. He said growth needs to slow moderately to prevent the economy from overheating, but "that's the problem: being sure you just slow it moderately."