The Congressional Evolution of the United States Henry Middleton Unauthorized Site: This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected, associated with or authorized by the individual, family, friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or the subject's entire name. Civil Rights Lobbyists also praise Mr. Bentsen's record on civil-rights issues. - was born on the family ranch in Mission, Tex., on Feb. 11, 1921. He knew that civil rights and human rights needed the attention of people in the United States Senate. Lloyd Bentsen Lloyd Bentsen Served four terms as a United States senator and he was the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. “Lloyd never unwinds,” says a Texan who has worked with him in politics (and who, like nearly all of Bentsen’s associates, refused to be quoted by name). He He grew up as a Spanish-speaking rancher in the Rio Grande Valley who advocated for civil rights and free markets. Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. - he now uses neither his middle initial nor the ''Jr.'' Start your search on Lloyd M. Bentsen. The Unveiling of Lloyd Bentsen Portrait of the presidential candidate, running hard. Lloyd Bentsen recognized that civil rights and human rights needed the attention of people in the United States Senate. He supported several measures in the 1970s barring sex discrimination, for example.