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J. Danforth Quayle
" 46th Vice President of the United States "
Served with "President George Bush"
( January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993 )


Date & place of birth:
Dan Quayle

     1947, place unknown

Also served:
     U.S. Congress, representing Indiana - ( 1976-1980 )
     U.S. Senate, representing Indiana - ( 1980-1989 )

Facts:

  • Quayle was a staunch supporter of President Reagan's "Star Wars" space-based missle defense program

  • He received his most visible public ridicule during his debate with Lloyd Bentson in 1988, who was running for Vice President on Michael Dukakis' campaign. During the debates Quayle compared himself to John F. Kennedy in his 1960 campaign, at which point Bentson responded, "Mr. Quayle, I knew Jack Kennedy personally, and believe me, you're no Jack Kennedy"

  • In 1992 Quayle launched an initiative to encourage Americans to return to "family values", which he began by publically criticizing the television sitcom "Murphy Brown", which was airing programs in which the main female character was choosing to have a baby out of wedlock and raise it as a single parent.



Albert Gore, Jr.
" 47th Vice President of the United States "

Served with
"President William Clinton"
( January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001 )


Date & place of birth:
Albert Gore

     1948, place unknown

Also served:
     U.S. Congress, representing Tennessee - ( 1976-1984 )
     U.S. Senate, representing Tennessee - ( 1984-1988 )

Facts:

  • Al attended Harvard and during his time there his roommate was the future actor Tommy Lee Jones

  • In 1988 he ran for the Democratic nomination for President, but lost out to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis

  • Ran unsuccessfully for President against George W. Bush in 2000. He won the popular vote however he lost the electorial vote.

  • On December 15, 2002, after months of hitting the talk-show circuit and selling a few new books, Al announced he wouldn't run for President in 2004



Richard B. Cheney
" 48th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President George W. Bush"
( January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009 )


Date & place of birth:
Richard B. Cheney

     1941, place unknown

Also served:
     U.S. Congress, representing Wyoming - ( 1978-1989 )
     Secretary of Defense - ( 1989-1993 )

Facts:

  • Cheney began his political career by serving on several minor to mid-level posts in the Nixon Administration, such as White House Staff Assistant

  • In 1975 President Ford appointed Cheney his White House Chief of Staff, at age 34 becoming the youngest person to serve in that role

  • In 1991 Cheney was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor by President Bush, for his role in running the Gulf War against Iraq

  • In his capacity as Vice President, Cheney has been given much more power than his VP predecessors





Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
" 49th Vice President of the United States "
Currently serving with
"President Barack H. Obama"
( January 20, 2009 to January, 2013 )


      
" Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. "

  • Date & place of birth:November 20, 1942 - Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.

  • Parents:Joseph R., Sr. and Catherine Eugenia (Finnegan) Biden

  • Married (1st):Neilia Hunter - ( m. Aug. 27, 1966 - d. Dec. 18, 1972 )
  • Children:Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden, III - ( b. Feb. 3, 1969 ~ d. May 30, 2015 )
    Robert "Hunter" Biden - ( b. 1970 )
    Naomi "Amy" Christina Biden - ( b. 1971 - d. Dec. 18, 1972 )

  • Married (2nd):Jill Tracy Jacobs - ( m. Jun. 17, 1977 )

  • Children:Ashley Blazer Biden - ( b.1981 )

    Also served:
         U.S. Senate, representing Delaware - ( 1973 - 2009 )

    Facts:

    • Educated at St. Helena’s School, Wilmington, Delaware, and Archmere Academy, Claymont, Delaware; graduated, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware in 1965, and Syracuse (N.Y.) University College of Law 1968.

    • Admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware

    • Served on the New Castle County Council 1970-1972

    • Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1972 defeating incumbant "Senator J. Caleb Boggs" and re-elected in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, and again in 2002 for the term ending January, 2009.

    • Chair, Committee on the Judiciary (1987-1995), Committee on Foreign Relations (January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003), Chair, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 2008.

    Links:

      "Click Here" for a biography of Vice President Biden.
      "Click Here" for a biography of Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden.



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