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date: 18 August 2019

Bentsen, Lloydlocked

(11 February 1921–23 May 2006)
  • Bruce J. Evensen

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Bentsen, Lloyd (11 February 1921–23 May 2006), U.S. senator, vice presidential nominee, and Treasury secretary, was born just north of the Mexican border in Mission, Texas, to Lloyd Bentsen, Sr., a pioneer in military aviation who became a prosperous rancher, land speculator, and banker, and Edna Ruth (Dolly) Colbath. The couple raised four children amid the citrus groves and cotton fields of the Rio Grande Valley and on the family’s expansive Arrowhead Ranch....

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