Dan Quayle - 44th Vice President of the United States, 1989 - 1993


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Vice President Dan Quayle

Vice President Dan Quayle was born on February 4, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana. After spending much of his youth in Arizona, he graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, Indiana, in 1965. Dan Quayle graduated from DePauw University in 1969 and received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1974. In November 1972, Dan Quayle married the former Marilyn Tucker of Indianapolis. Dan and Marilyn Quayle have three grown children: Tucker, Benjamin and Corinne and seven grandchildren. They live in Paradise Valley, Arizona where he attended grade school and high school.

Public Office

Dan Quayle's public service began in July 1971 when he became an investigator for the Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office. Later that year, he became an administrative assistant to Governor Edgar Whitcomb. From 1973-74, he was the Director of the Inheritance Tax Division of the Indiana Department of Revenue. Upon receiving his law degree, he worked as associate publisher of his family's newspaper, the Huntington Herald-Press, and practiced law with his wife in Huntington.

Dan Quayle's political career began when he was elected to the United States Congress in 1976 at age 29. He was elected to the United States Senate at age 33. On January 20, 1989 he took the oath of office as the 44th Vice President of the United States at age 41.

Dan Quayle is widely considered to have been one of the most active Vice Presidents in history. In his constitutional role as Vice President, Dan Quayle served as president of the United States Senate. On February 9, 1989, President Bush named Dan Quayle head of the Council of Competitiveness, which worked to ensure US international competitiveness in the 21st century. He made official visits to 47 countries, was chairman of the National Space Council, and served as President Bush's point man on Capitol Hill. As a leader in causes from legal system reform to deregulation to the renewal of basic American values, Dan Quayle developed a large national following and became one of the most admired Americans of his time.

Private Sector

Since leaving public office, Dan Quayle has authored three books: Standing Firm, A Vice-Presidential Memoir which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 15 weeks; The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong; and Worth Fighting For. He established and sold an insurance business in Indiana . For two years he was a distinguished visiting professor of international studies at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. Currently, Dan Quayle is Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, LLC (Cerberus), President of Quayle & Associates, and has served on many boards of directors. He makes frequent public appearances and speeches.

Dan Quayle joined the Cerberus Advisory Board in 2000, and currently serves as Chairman. Cerberus is one of the world's leading private investment firms, with approximately $23 billion under management, and is headquartered in New York City, with affiliates and/or advisory offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. As Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, Dan Quayle has been actively involved in new business sourcing and marketing for Cerberus in North America, Asia and Europe. His extensive global network of public sector and private sector decision-makers, combined with his investment expertise, have significantly contributed to the growth of Cerberus. Dan Quayle has offices in New York and Arizona; He regularly travels throughout the US, Europe, and Asia to meet with the heads of investment banks, corporations, buyout shops, potential investors, and other business leaders.   His responsibilities include (1) ensuring that Cerberus stays at the forefront of deal flow activity, (2) facilitating Cerberus' entry into new markets and industries, and (3) fostering potential transaction partnerships.

In the US, Dan Quayle's recent activities have included helping identify business and economic trends by meeting with American business leaders, academics and financial and economic policy experts,  assisting Cerberus in the selection of opportunistic investments sectors, advising Cerberus portfolio companies regarding the conduct of their business and other Cerberus strategic initiatives.  In Japan , his efforts have involved leveraging his long-standing relationship with key  Japanese business leaders and opinion-shapers  to help Cerberus become better understood during the bid for Aozora. Dan Quayle was a key figure in the drive to convince the Japanese public that the acquisition of Aozora by Cerberus would create a new banking model and help revitalize corporate Japan . He has been on the board of Aozora since 2000. In Europe, Dan Quayle helped Cerberus establish an office in Germany in early 2003. Since then, he has focused on promoting deal growth and further enhancing business relationships in markets where Cerberus is not well-known.


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