James Danforth (Dan) QUAYLE, Congress, IN (1947)

Senate Years of Service:

QUAYLE, James Danforth (Dan), (father of Ben Quayle), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana and a Vice President of the United States; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., February 4, 1947; attended the public schools of Phoenix, Ariz., and Huntington, Ind.; graduated, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., 1969; graduated, Indiana University, Indianapolis 1974; admitted to the Indiana bar in 1974 and commenced practice in Huntington; served in the Indiana National Guard 1969-1975; associate publisher of the Huntington Herald Press; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; reelected to the Ninety-sixth Congress (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate in 1980 for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1986 and served from January 3, 1981, until January 3, 1989, when he resigned to become Vice President of the United States; chairman, Select Committee to Study the Committee System (Ninety-eighth Congress); elected Vice President of the United States in 1988 with President George Herbert Walker Bush and was inaugurated January 20, 1989; unsuccessful candidate for reelection as Vice President in 1992; is a resident of Paradise Valley, Ariz.


Quayle, Dan. Standing Firm: A Vice-Presidential Memoir. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994; Quayle, Dan. Worth Fighting For. Nashville, Tenn.: Word Publishing, 1999; Quayle, Dan, and Diane Medved. The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996; Broder, David, and Bob Woodward. The Man Who Would Be President: Dan Quayle. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present