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Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Running $16 Billion Investment Firm and Still Serious About Golf

November 7, 2006

dan-quayle-2004.jpgNovember 7, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and "the one-time captain of DePauw University's golf team told that being a good golfer probably hurt him politically," writes Ed Sherman in today's Chicago Tribune. Quayle, a 1969 graduate of DePauw, says, "It's a handicap, actually, because I played golf all through college and played competitive golf and I'm a reasonable golfer without even picking up a club. And it hurt politically. Because everybody would say I was out golfing all day when I hadn't even played golf. Being a good golfer is a liability in politics."

Describing Quayle as a "serious golfer," TravelGolf's dan quayle bush reagan.jpgChris Baldwin writes, "Spend any time with Quayle... and it quickly becomes apparent that he's stayed dead focused on the game through the years and the jokes. He believes his beloved golf became fodder for his political opponents as well. Of course, sometimes being the punchline pays off. The 59-year-old Quayle is now chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, a private investment firm with a $16 billion portfolio and offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, Frankfurt, Osaka, Tokyo and Baarn, the Netherlands." The interview notes that Quayle is a member of DePauw's Athletic Hall of Fame.

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