QUAYLE, James Danforth (Dan) (1947-)
Senate Years of Service: 1981-1989

QUAYLE, JAMES DANFORTH (DAN), (father of Ben Quayle), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana and a Vice President of the United States; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., February 4, 1947; attended the public schools of Phoenix, Ariz., and Huntington, Ind.; graduated, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., 1969; graduated, Indiana University, Indianapolis 1974; admitted to the Indiana bar in 1974 and commenced practice in Huntington; served in the Indiana National Guard 1969-1975; associate publisher of the Huntington Herald Press; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; reelected to the Ninety-sixth Congress (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate in 1980 for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1986 and served from January 3, 1981, until January 3, 1989, when he resigned to become Vice President of the United States; chairman, Select Committee to Study the Committee System (Ninety-eighth Congress); elected Vice President of the United States in 1988 with President George Herbert Walker Bush and was inaugurated January 20, 1989; unsuccessful candidate for reelection as Vice President in 1992; is a resident of Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Dan Quayle Center and Museum

Huntington, IN
Papers: Exhibits and memorabilia.

DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
Papers: 1988-1989. .8 linear feet. Clippings about Dan Quayle. Finding aid available on-line.

  • Bonafede, Dom. "The Last American Viceroyalty: Dan Quayle and the Vice Presidency (review essay). Congress & the Presidency 16 (Spring 1989): 57-66.
  • Broder, David S., and Bob Woodward. The Man Who Would Be President: Dan Quayle. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
  • Fenno, Richard F., Jr. The Making of a Senator: Dan Quayle. Washington: CQ Press, 1989.
  • ___. Senators on the Campaign Trail: The Politics of Representation. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
  • Quayle, Dan. "Close Encounters with the Fourth Branch.'' In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David C. Treen, pp. 41-46. Ottawa, IL: Green Hill Books, 1979.
  • ___. Standing Firm: A Vice-Presidential Memoir. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.
  • ___. Worth Fighting For. Nashville, Tenn.: Word Publishing, 1999.
  • Quayle, Dan, and Diane Medved. The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.
  • Quayle, Dan, Robert E. Hunter, and C. Elliott Farmer, eds.Strategic Defense and the Western Alliance. Significant Issues Series, vol. 8, no. 6. Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, 1986. Includes Quayle's essay, "The Need for ATBM in Europe.''