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Kenneth E. BENTSEN, Jr.

(1959- )

BENTSEN, Kenneth E., Jr., (nephew of Lloyd Millard Bentsen), a Representative from Texas; born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., June 3, 1959; graduated from Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass., 1977; B.A., University of St. Thomas, Houston, Tex., 1982; M.P.A., American University, Washington, D.C., 1985; staff, United States Representative Ronald D. Coleman of Texas, 1983-1987; associate staff, United States House Committee on Appropriations, 1985-1987; investment banker; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2003); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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