Dan Quayle was a lawyer from Indiana who served in the U.S. House from 1977-81 and the Senate from 1981-89, before being elected vice president under George H. W. Bush. As vice president he made official visits to 47 countries and was appointed chairman of the National Space Council, where he called for greater efforts to protect the Earth against the danger of potential asteroid impacts. Dan Quayle was noted for many of the confused public statements he made. When asked his thoughts on sending men to Mars, he responded by saying Mars was in the same orbit as Earth, had water in canals and oxygen that we could breathe. In 1992, he was defeated for a second term when the Democrats won the White House with Bill Clinton and Al Gore. After leaving office he worked as an investment banker.
This U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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