|Second Lady of the United States|
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
|Preceded by||Barbara Bush|
|Succeeded by||Tipper Gore|
July 29, 1949
|Children||Tucker (b. 1974), Benjamin (b. 1976), Corinne (b. 1976)|
|Parents||Warren S. Tucker
Mary Alice (Craig) Tucker
|Alma mater||Purdue University, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law|
Marilyn Tucker Quayle (born July 29, 1949) is an American lawyer, novelist, and political figure who is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle and served as Second Lady of the United States from 1989 until 1993.
Early life and education
Marilyn Tucker was born in the Meridian-Kessler area of Indianapolis, Indiana to Mary Alice (née Craig, d. 1975) and Warren Samuel Tucker (d. 2004). The fourth of six children, she has three sisters (Nancy, Sally, and Janet)and two brothers (James and William), Marilyn's parents were both doctors. Her maternal grandfather was born in Maybole, Scotland. She had a strict Christian upbringing. The Tuckers were longtime admirers of Colonel Robert B. Thieme, Jr., the founder and former pastor of Berachah Church in Houston, who was described in an Associated Press article as "known for unorthodox biblical interpretations and for verbal attacks on liberals, welfare recipients, homosexuals and others." Years later, when media attention focused on her family's religious beliefs, Marilyn Quayle said in an NBC interview: "I grew up with my mother listening to (Thieme's) tapes. ... I have never listened to him on social issues. I didn't even know that he espoused any." She does defend his biblical teachings. As for her own religion, Marilyn Tucker Quayle is a Presbyterian.
Marilyn attended Broad Ripple High School and subsequently received a bachelor's degree in political science from Purdue University. While attending Purdue, she ran for treasurer of her freshman class. She later attended law school at night and earned a J.D. at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she met Dan Quayle, the son of a newspaper publisher. The two sat next to each other in the front row in class. Marilyn frequently spoke up and sought out the professor after class was over. She and Dan Quayle were married 10 weeks later, on November 18, 1972. They live in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and have three children, two sons: Tucker, founder of an investment company called Tynwald Capital; Benjamin, who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Arizona's 3rd Congressional District from 2011 to 2013; and a daughter Corinne. In 1975, her mother died of breast cancer.
Legal and political career
- Embrace The Serpent (1992) (ISBN 0-517-58822-6)
- The Campaign: A Novel (1996) (ISBN 0-310-20231-0)
- Moments that Matter (1999) (ISBN 0-8499-5529-7)
- Alessandra Stanley, "Marilyn Quayle: A New Second Lady", Time Magazine, January 23, 1989. Accessed January 21, 2010.
- APn 10/05 1656 ELN-Quayle-Religion By EILEEN PUTMAN Associated Press Writer OMAHA, Neb
- "Marilyn Quayle: A New Second Lady". Time. January 23, 1989.
|Second Lady of the United States
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
Former Vice President
|Order of precedence in the United States of America||Succeeded by
Former Vice President