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Richard Bruce Cheney

Also Known As: "Dick"
Current Location:: District of Columbia, United States
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
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Son of Robert Herbert Cheney and Marjorie Lorraine Cheney
Husband of Lynne Anne Cheney
Father of Liz Cheney, U.S. Congress and <private> Cheney

Occupation: Former Vice President of the United States, Politician, Business Executive, Vice President of the United States, 46th Vice President, business, politician, U.S. Vice President
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About Richard B. Cheney, 46th Vice President of the USA

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 under George W. Bush. He briefly served as Acting President of the United States on two occasions during which Bush underwent medical procedures.

Cheney was raised in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger, eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he served the latter as White House Chief of Staff. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming; he was reelected five times, eventually becoming House Minority Whip. Cheney was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term. During this time, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions.

Out of office during the Clinton presidency, Cheney was chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000.

Representative from Wyoming 1979-1989, U.S. Secretary of Defense 1989-1993, U.S. Vice President from 2001 - 2009

CHENEY, Richard Bruce, a Representative from Wyoming and a Vice President of the United States; born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebr., January 30, 1941; attended public schools in Lincoln and Casper, Wyo.; attended Yale University 1959-1960; Casper College, Casper, Wyo. 1963; B.A., University of Wyoming, Laramie 1965; M.A., University of Wyoming 1966; Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 1968; congressional fellow 1968-1969; special assistant to the Director of OEO 1969-1970; White House staff assistant 1971; assistant director, Cost of Living Council 1971-1973; vice president, Bradley, Woods & Co. 1973-1974; Deputy Assistant to the President 1974-1975; White House Chief of Staff 1975-1977; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1979, until his resignation on March 17, 1989, to accept appointment by President George H.W. Bush as secretary of defense; minority whip (One Hundred First Congress); Secretary of Defense 1989-1993; senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute 1993-1995; chairman and chief executive office of the Halliburton Company 1993-2000; elected Vice President of the United States, on Republican ticket with George W. Bush, in 2000, and began service on January 20, 2001.

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Richard B. Cheney, 46th Vice President of the USA's Timeline

January 30, 1941
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
July 28, 1966
Age 25
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States
November 21, 1975
- January 20, 1977
Age 34
Washington D.C., United States
- 1979
Age 33
United States
January 3, 1979
- March 20, 1989
Age 37
Washington D.C., United States
- 1989
Age 37
United States
January 3, 1989
- March 20, 1989
Age 47
Washington D.C., United States
March 20, 1989
- January 20, 1993
Age 48
Washington D.C., United States