|July 29, 1949 (age 74)
|Second lady of the United States, 1989-1993
|B.A, Purdue University
J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Marilyn Tucker Quayle, a lawyer and novelist, served as second lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the wife of the 44th vice president of the United States, Dan Quayle.
Quayle was born on July 29, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Purdue University and a J.D. at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While a law student, she met and married Dan Quayle, the son of a newspaper publisher. After graduation, the Quayles moved to Huntington, Indiana and opened a joint law practice. She did most of the legal work, while he worked for his father's newspaper and prepared to enter politics.
In 1976, Mr. Quayle was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Quayles suspended their law practice. In 1980 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and in 1988 he was elected vice president on George H. W. Bush's ticket.
Mrs. Quayle campaigned independently during the 1988 presidential campaign and was portrayed as the power behind her husband, but as second lady she played a mostly traditional role and worked for causes such as early diagnosis of breast cancer. During the 1992 presidential campaign, she was an active campaigner, delivering a speech at the Republican National Convention and spending more than 40 days on the campaign trail.
After the election, the Quayles returned to Indiana, where she joined an Indianapolis law firm, and later moved to Arizona. Quayle and her sister Nancy Tucker Northcott published two novels, "Embrace the Serpent" in 1992 and "The Campaign: A Novel" in 1996. In 1999, the Quayles published the nonfiction book "Moments that Matter." The Quayle's son Benjamin served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 3rd Congressional District from 2011 to 2013.
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