Sport(s): Golf (Men's)
Dan Quayle graduated from high school in Huntington, Ind., and came to DePauw with a golf game which earned him a starting spot on a Ted Katula-coached team. As a sophomore, he became the number two golfer (behind Hall of Famer Randy Reifers ’68), and he tied for 10th at the Indiana Collegiate Conference Championships with a 159 (DePauw’s best finish at the conference tournament). Quayle moved into the number one spot as a senior, finishing the season with a 5-3-1 record. He followed the legacies of his father, James C. Quayle ’43; his uncle, Eugene S. Pulliam ’35 (the namesake of DePauw's Center for Contemporary Media and a member of its Wall of Fame); and his grandfather, Eugene C. Pulliam ’10 (also on the Media Wall of Fame), into Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the media through student involvement with WGRE and The DePauw. He earned a law degree from Indiana University, where he met and married the former Marilyn Tucker. In 1976, he was elected to Congress at age 29, and he became the youngest-elected senator from Indiana at age 33. In 1988 George Bush nominated Senator Quayle as his running mate, and the ticket was elected with a 40-state landslide. Vice President Quayle authored three books after leaving Washington, D.C., while serving on charitable and corporate boards and teaching in international studies. DePauw awarded him an honorary degree in 1982, and in 1990 he received the John and Sally McNaughton Memorial Award for Distinguished Public Service. In 1999 he received the Rolex Achievement Award from the College Golf Foundation. Dan and Marilyn Quayle have three grown children and live in Paradise Valley, Ariz.