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Rep. Lloyd Bentsen
Did You Know?
[to Dan Quayle
, after Quayle had compared his amount of congressional experience to John F. Kennedy
's] Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.
Lawyer, businessman, and Democratic politician, in 1948 he was elected as the youngest member of the 80th Congress. He quit Congress in 1954, moved to Houston, and established Lincoln Consolidated, a holding company that owned Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Co. Bentsen went on to build a vast corporate empire including directorships in Lockheed Aircraft, Continental Oil, Panhandle Eastern ...