J. Danforth Quayle was born in Indianapolis in 1947. He graduated from DePauw University in 1969 with a B.S. in Political Science. After matriculation, he joined the National Guard and attended law school at Indiana University. In 1976, after five years in various public servant positions, he was elected to Congress from Indiana's Fourth Congressional District. Four years later, he was elected to the Senate and became the youngest Senator in the history of the U.S. (he was 33). During his tenure, he wrote the Job Training Partnership Act. At the Republican National Convention in 1988, George Bush, Sr. called upon him to be his running mate. Bush and Quayle won that election, so Quayle served as Vice President from 1989-1993. Afterwards, he took a job as a consultant at an investment firm in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of two books: "The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong" and "Standing Firm." He has a wife, Marilyn, and three children.

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