Dan Quayle, former Vice President of the United States, was honored Wednesday, Sept. 10, at a ceremony attended by over 800 people including ASA President Lou Schwartz. A bust of Vice President Quayle was unveiled and it will stand alongside other Vice Presidents in the Capitol Rotunda, in Washington, DC.
Quayle was a guest at the 6th annual ASA Hall of Fame Dinner in November of 1990 where he presented the ASA “Hero of the Year” award to David Opont, a young man who was almost burned to death because he wouldn’t take drugs. He has been a supporter of the ASA ever since.
Also attending the ceremony was former President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Democratic Minority Leader Tom Daschle, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut and former Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, among others.