Former Vice President Dan Quayle is Chairman of the Competitiveness Center of the Hudson Institute, a non-partisan, educational institution founded in 1993 to help the United States meet the challenge of global competition, now into the 21st century.
As the 44th Vice President of the United States, Mr. Quayle served as President of the U.S. Senate, in addition to being a statutory member of the National Security Council, the first Chairman of the National Space Council and head of the Council on Competitiveness, a post he held throughout his term.
Mr. Quayle’s public service began in 1971 as an investigator for the Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. Later, he served the state as an Administrative Assistant to Gov. Edgar Whitcomb and Director of the Inheritance Division of the Indiana Department of Revenue.
In 1976, Mr. Quayle was elected to Congress from Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District, defeating an eight-term incumbent Democrat. He was re-elected to the seat in 1978 and, two years later at the age of 33, he became the youngest U.S. Senator from Indiana ever after defeating the three-term Democratic incumbent. He was re-elected in 1986 with the largest winning margin by any candidate in a statewide race.
In August of 1988, at the Republican National Convention, George Bush called on Mr. Quayle to be his running mate. The GOP ticket went on to win a convincing victory in November by sweeping 38 states and capturing 426 electoral votes.
Mr. Quayle married the former Marilyn Tucker in 1972, and they are the parents of three children. In addition to golf, tennis, basketball, skiing, and horseback riding, he enjoys watching his children participate in team sports.