Talk:Lloyd Bentsen

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The sentence

US-59 Highway in Houston, TX is nick named the "Sentor Lloyd Bentsen highway".

is replaced by

US-59 Highway from I-35 to I-45 in Texas is officially named the "Senator Lloyd Bentsen Highway".

on the basis of Transportation Code - Chapter 225


is he an eagle scout[edit]

is he an eagle scout?

James Earl Carter[edit]

I'm new, but wouldn't it be easier to understand if "James Earl Carter" were changed to "Jimmy Carter," which is, although an informal name, the name he went by in public, and I daresay the name he'll go by in the history books? I only ask because I had to scratch my head and think a little to remember whom James Earl Carter ran against, because I couldn't figure out who he was. Andrebjon 00:58, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

"Jimmy Carter" would be the better choice. Changed it. Neal2028 18:54, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Publicity[edit]

The content of this page is used (as is) for the obituary at kbtv4.tv. 18:01, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

References[edit]

I have added a couple of obituaries as references. Capitalistroadster 18:16, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Cause of Death[edit]

I know for a fact that the cause of his death was that fluids flooded his system since I am family. Any other information pertainging to him wanted? -Chile 01:03, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Added by EDIT 5/29:

Caution - to our knowledge (family), until "Chile" is identified his information is not to be relied upon. He is certainly wrong on the above, and is not authorized to speak on the family's behalf. Thank you

  • How can you verify it? Well for one I don't know how you van for sure, but you can see myself at the funeral service. - User:Chile 01:52, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Ken Bentsen Photo[edit]

I have removed the photo of Bentsen's nephew from this as it is not directly relevant to this article. However, I have added a Photo Request Tag to the Talk page for Ken Bentsen Jr.. The editor who included the photo in this article might want to include it in that article. --TommyBoy 03:16, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Daily Show Reference[edit]

On August 17, Bentsen was referenced by Rob Cordy on the Daily Show when he was referring back in 1997, "I could wake up and spend a $10 bill with the signature of Secreatary of the Treasury Lloyd Bentsen on it." Shoud we add? How about that and other pop culture references to him such as SNL skits? -Chile 01:25, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Election of 1970[edit]

While no fan of the Bushes, it doesn't seem right that this article states "On election night, Bentsen beat Bush convincingly." CNN's Obit says "That fall, he narrowly defeated Republican Rep. George H.W. Bush."

The numbers[1]: 1970 Race for U.S. Senate

  • Lloyd Bentsen (D), 53%
  • George H.W. Bush (R), 47%

I admit that 6% margin is a strong win, especially for a Democrat in Texas (not as much so in 1970), but "convincingly" seems a bit strong. Perhaps a factual atatement would be best: "On election night, Bentsen beat Bush by a 6% margin." or something like that....? - Samatva 20:57, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

The lower photo is NOT Lloyd Bentsen. It is listed as the official treasury secretary photo.

````Billy Hathorn9:10 20 December 2006 (UTC)````


Distinguished Flying Cross[edit]

This sentence, "Bentsen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, one of the Army Air Corps' and now the Air Force's highest commendations for achievement or heroism in flight," needs to be rewritten not just for its incorrect grammer but also because it's misleading. To me, the sentence implies the DFC is the highest commendation the USAF can award to a pilot when they certainly can and have awarded the higher DSC & MOH.--TL36 (talk) 06:12, 31 December 2009 (UTC)