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Dan Quayle Visits Desert Campus

Former Vice President Dan Quayle Appears at UCR Palm Desert

Quayle will address business and politics from a global perspective.

(May 1, 2006)

PALM DESERT, Calif. ( — Former Vice President Dan Quayle will discuss “Business and Politics: A Global Perspective” at an appearance at UCR Palm Desert on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 6 p.m. Quayle, the 44th vice president of the United States, served from 1989-1993 under former President George Herbert Walker Bush. The public is invited but seating is limited.

Quayle was born on Feb. 4, 1947, in Indianapolis. He graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, Ind. in 1965 and attended DePauw University. He graduated from DePauw in 1969 with a degree in political science and entered Indiana University Law School where he received his law degree in 1974.

While still in law school Quayle entered public service 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 Gov. Edgar Whitcomb.

In November 1972 he married the former Marilyn Tucker of Indianapolis who was a fellow law student. 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.

Quayle was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 at age 29. When he was elected to the U.S. Senate at age 33 in 1980, he was the youngest person ever elected to the Senate from Indiana. On Jan. 20, 1989 he took the oath of office as the 44th vice president of the United States at age 41.

Since leaving public office, 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.” For two years he was a distinguished visiting professor of international studies at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.

Currently, Quayle is chairman of Cerberus Global Investment Investments, LLC, president of Quayle & Associates, and serves on the board of directors of several major corporations. He makes frequent public appearances and speeches, and writes a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column.

Seating for this event is limited and reservations are encouraged. For more information call (760) 834-0597 or go to


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