Quayle, Dan

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Quayle, Dan Gender: M
James Danforth Quayle
born on 4 February 1947 at 11:48 (= 11:48 AM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°05' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°21 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 05°42'

Dan Quayle


American politician, Vice-President of the U.S. under George Bush. Quayle is rich, handsome and privileged but as Vice President and political campaigner suffered from an image problem, that of being a "male bimbo;" someone lacking intellectual depth. His publicly uttered malapropisms and foot-in-mouth blunders have been oft repeated, sometimes with great hilarity. As a political candidate, Quayle courted the votes of the conservative wing of the Republican party. His major concern in conservative circles is his opinion on American "family values." He wrote a self-effacing memoir, "Standing Firm" in 1994.

Quayle was born into a publishing family with a fortune estimated at $1 billion. His family moved to Phoenix, AZ when he was eight-years old. In 1963, the Quayle's returned to Huntington, Indiana. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1965. He received his B.A. from DePauw University in 1969. With the help of connections, he joined the National Guard in 1969, avoiding military combat. He attended Indiana University Law School and managed to pull in "C-average" grades. In law school he majored in golf as his grades were mediocre. He managed to graduate in 1974 and practiced law with his wife, Marilyn Tucker Quayle.

In 1976, Quayle ran for U.S. congressional seat in Indiana. Two years later he won re-election. In 1980, Quayle ran for and won the Indiana senatorial seat and was re-elected in 1986. A favorite of the conservatives in the GOP, George Bush named Dan Quayle to his ticket for the presidential run on 8/16/1988,. Quayle's troubles with the media and late night comics started on the day of his first press conference as Bush's running mate when he displayed a "deer-caught-in-the-headlights" look, an impression that hurt his chances of political success. He gave nervous stammering replies about his ducking the Vietnam War in favor of six years National Guard service. James Baker wanted to dump Quayle off the ticket after the disastrous press conference but Bush remained confident in Dan's abilities as his vice presidential candidate. After Bush was elected in November 1988, Quayle showed remarkable ability in keeping comedians Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman supplied with his quotes.

During the 1992 elections, many political pundits believed Bush would drop Quayle in favor of a strong vice-presidential candidate. During the campaign, he visited the spelling bee contest in a New Jersey grammar school class and mis-spelled "potato" reinforcing his dim-bulb reputation. Quayle blamed the loss of the 1992 elections to a poorly planned and executed incumbent presidential campaign. In 1999, Quayle announced his plans to run for the GOP presidential nomination.

Quayle met his wife, Marilyn Tucker when they were both law school students at Indiana University. The couple married ten weeks after their first date, on 11/18/1972. She was the daughter of two hard-working physicians. The couple's son Tucker was born in 1975, son Ben in 1977 and daughter Corrine in 1979. The family moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona in order to appeal to the GOP constituency in the West for the 2000 presidential elections. Quayle is an avid golfer.

A hard-line conservative, he has been winning public office elections since he was 29, despite his glorious talent for putting his foot in his mouth with quotes that often come off as remarkably lightweight, ranging from inept to inane.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Bush, George H. W. (born 12 June 1924). Notes: Vice-President


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1963 (Moved to Huntington, IN)
  • Social : End a program of study 1965 (Graduated from Huntington High School)
  • Social : End a program of study 1969 (Graduated from DePaul University)
  • Social : Joined group 1969 (National Guard)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 18 November 1972 (First date with future wife)
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  • Relationship : Marriage February 1973 (Marilyn Tucker)
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  • Social : End a program of study 1974 (Graduated from law school)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1975 (Son born)
  • Work : New Career 1976 (Elected to U.s. House of Representatives)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1977 (Son born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1979 (Daughter born)
  • Work : New Job 1980 (Elected to U.S. Senate)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 16 August 1988 (Race for U.S. Vice Presidency)
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  • Work : Gain social status November 1988 (Elected U.S. Vice President)
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  • Work : Lose social status November 1992 (Lost bid for re-election)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Memoir, "Standing Firm")
  • Health : Medical procedure 4 January 1995 (Appendectomy, cyst found)
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  • Health : Medical procedure December 1995 (Treated for blood clots in a lung)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 28 November 1998 (Treated for pulmonary embolism in r. lung)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes Xerox copy of his baby book in hand from the Huntinton Library

The Lebanon Indiana Reporter of 2/04/1947 reported "a baby boy born at noon at the Methodist hospital to James C. Quayle and his wife Corinne Pulliam, named James Danforth."


  • Traits : Mind : Other Mind (Expresses himself as a lightweight)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Pulmonary embolism)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Apendectomy)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealth and privilege)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Practiced law with wife)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance (Family fortune)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Golf)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (National Guard)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Congressman, Vice-President)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirs)