Marilyn Quayle

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Marilyn Quayle
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Second Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Barbara Bush
Succeeded by Tipper Gore
Personal details
Born Marilyn Tucker
(1949-07-29) July 29, 1949 (age 65)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Spouse(s) Dan Quayle
Children Tucker (b. 1974), Benjamin (b. 1976), Corinne (b. 1976)
Parents Warren S. Tucker
Mary Alice (Craig) Tucker
Alma mater Northwestern University (B.A.)
Indiana University (J.D.)
Occupation Lawyer

Marilyn Tucker Quayle (born July 29, 1949) is an American lawyer and novelist. She 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[edit]

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.[1] She had a strict Christian upbringing.[2] 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."[3] She does defend his biblical teachings.[2]

Marilyn attended Broad Ripple High School and subsequently received a bachelor's degree in political science from Northwestern University. While attending Northwestern, she ran for treasurer of her freshman class.[2] 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.[2] 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[edit]

In 2010, Quayle narrated an advertisement for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.[4]



Honorary titles
Preceded by
Barbara Bush
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Tipper Gore
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Dan Quayle
Former Vice President
Order of precedence in the United States Succeeded by
Al Gore
Former Vice President