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Dick Cheney was the 46th Vice President of the United States and close associate of President George W

InformationDetail
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1941
NationalityAmerican
FamousRepublicans, Leaders, Political Leaders
IdeologiesRepublicans
SpousesLynne Cheney (m. 1964)
Childrens Elizabeth Cheney, Mary Cheney
Universities
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Colorado College
Birth PlaceCasper
Political IdeologyRepublican
ReligionMethodist
Height173cm
GenderMale
FatherRichard Herbert Cheney
MotherMarjorie Dickey
Net Worth$90 Million as of Jan 15,2017
Sun SignAquarius
Born inCasper

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Who is Dick Cheney?

Known to be one of the most influential vice-presidents in the history of the United States of America, Dick Cheney is an illustrious politician and businessman and has been an active in world politics for over three decades now. Although he was a Democrat initially, he became a Republican, so that he could be associated with former president George W. Bush, whom he adored. He started out as an intern and went on to don many hats during the presidential terms of Ford, Nixon and Bush. He influenced the decisions of the Department of Defence and has advocated many of Bush’s administrative policies. However, the most significant period in his political career was his partnership with Bush during the Gulf War, the war on terrorism, the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. He left office after Barrack Obama came to power and has since, openly expressed his contempt and disagreements with Obama’s administrative policies. His political career was largely defined by Bush and his policies, which shaped the course of America’s future in both; positive and negative manner. He is also currently active in his business endeavours. Scroll further for more interesting information on this personality.

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Childhood & Early Life

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Richard Bruce ‘Dick’ Cheney’s parents were Marjorie and Richard Herbert Cheney. He is of Irish, Welsh, English and French Huguenot descent.

He studied at Calvert Elementary School, before moving to Casper, Wyoming where he joined Natrona Country High School.

He studied at Yale University and later attended the University of Wyoming earning a B.A. and M.A. in political science. Eventually, he joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison for doctoral studies, which he did not complete.

Career

In 1969, during the Richard Nixon Administration he started serving as an intern to the Congressman, William A. Steiger. Over the course of the following year, he also worked for Donald Rumsfeld.

From 1971 to 1975, he then held a number of posts including, White House Staff Assistant and Deputy Assistant to the President.

He was then made Assistant to the President under Gerald Ford, and was allocated the position of campaign manager for the 1976 presidential campaigns.

From 1978 to 1989, he was consecutively elected to represent Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, he was also elected as the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and was elected to the House Republican Conference as the Chairman.

In 1989, he was also elected as the Director of the Council on Foreign Relations and was nominated for the office of Secretary of Defence by President George H. W. Bush; a position he served for the next five years.

He played an important role during the Gulf War from 1990-1991 and actively oversaw and was involved in ‘Operation Desert Storm’ under President George Bush.

After Bill Clinton came to power in 1993, he joined the American Enterprise Institute, quitting the Department of Defence.

In 1995, he joined ‘Halliburton’ as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

In 2000, he headed the Vice-Presidential Search Committee for George W. Bush, who was the Governor of Texas at the time.

During his first term as Vice-President, the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred. He decided to keep a safe ‘physical’ distance from Bush, but nevertheless, agreed with the president on the ‘War on Terror’ campaign and remained resolute in his advocacy for the war.

On June 29 2002, he served as the acting president of the United States, while Bush was undergoing colonoscopy.

Five years later on July 21, 2007, he served as the acting president once again, when president Bush underwent a medical procedure. On both the occasions, he was acting president for just a few hours.

He quit his office and his position as the vice-president in 2009, during Barack Obama’s term as the president.

Despite being a strong opponent to Obama’s views and administration, he commended the president’s efforts that resulted in the capture and killing of the most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, in 2011.

In July 2012, Cheney organized a private fund-raiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and contributed to his presidential campaign.

Awards & Achievements

In 1991 he received the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ by President Bush.

Brigham Young University presented him with an honorary doctorate of public service, in April 2007.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1964, Cheney married Lynne Vincent, whom he knew since the age of 14. They have two children; Elizabeth and Mary and have seven grandchildren.

Cheney’s vice-presidency was turned into a four-part series by the Washington Post in 2007. The series won the Pulitzer Prize.

He wrote his memoir titled ‘In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir’ outlining his experiences of the Gulf War, terrorism and Afghanistan. The book was published in August 2011.

After a history of cardiac diseases, he underwent a heart transplant in 2012 in Virginia.

Trivia

This American politician shot Attorney, Harry Whittington during a quail hunt in Kenedy County, Texas, in 2006.

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Dick Cheney awards

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1991 - Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dick Cheney biography timelines

  • // 14th Aug 1941
    Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Richard Bruce ‘Dick’ Cheney’s parents were Marjorie and Richard Herbert Cheney. He is of Irish, Welsh, English and French Huguenot descent.
  • // 1964
    In 1964, Cheney married Lynne Vincent, whom he knew since the age of 14. They have two children; Elizabeth and Mary and have seven grandchildren.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, during the Richard Nixon Administration he started serving as an intern to the Congressman, William A. Steiger. Over the course of the following year, he also worked for Donald Rumsfeld.
  • // 1971 To 1975
    From 1971 to 1975, he then held a number of posts including, White House Staff Assistant and Deputy Assistant to the President.
  • // 1976
    He was then made Assistant to the President under Gerald Ford, and was allocated the position of campaign manager for the 1976 presidential campaigns.
  • // 1978 To 1989
    From 1978 to 1989, he was consecutively elected to represent Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, he was also elected as the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and was elected to the House Republican Conference as the Chairman.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he was also elected as the Director of the Council on Foreign Relations and was nominated for the office of Secretary of Defence by President George H. W. Bush; a position he served for the next five years.
  • // 1990 To 1991
    He played an important role during the Gulf War from 1990-1991 and actively oversaw and was involved in ‘Operation Desert Storm’ under President George Bush.
  • // 1991
    In 1991 he received the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ by President Bush.
  • // 1993
    After Bill Clinton came to power in 1993, he joined the American Enterprise Institute, quitting the Department of Defence.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he joined ‘Halliburton’ as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he headed the Vice-Presidential Search Committee for George W. Bush, who was the Governor of Texas at the time.
  • // 29th Jul 2002
    On June 29 2002, he served as the acting president of the United States, while Bush was undergoing colonoscopy.
  • // 2007
    Brigham Young University presented him with an honorary doctorate of public service, in April 2007.
  • // 21st Jul 2007
    Five years later on July 21, 2007, he served as the acting president once again, when president Bush underwent a medical procedure. On both the occasions, he was acting president for just a few hours.
  • // 2009
    He quit his office and his position as the vice-president in 2009, during Barack Obama’s term as the president.
  • // 2011
    Despite being a strong opponent to Obama’s views and administration, he commended the president’s efforts that resulted in the capture and killing of the most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, in 2011.
  • // 2012
    In July 2012, Cheney organized a private fund-raiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and contributed to his presidential campaign.
  • // 2012
    After a history of cardiac diseases, he underwent a heart transplant in 2012 in Virginia.

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    Dick Cheney was born in Casper

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    Dick Cheney's nationalities is American

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    Dick Cheney's ideologies is Republicans

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    Dick Cheney's spouses is Lynne Cheney (m. 1964)

  • Who is Dick Cheney childrens?

    Dick Cheney's childrens is Elizabeth Cheney, Mary Cheney

  • What was Dick Cheney universities?

    Dick Cheney studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado College

  • What is Dick Cheney's political ideology?

    Dick Cheney's political ideology is Republican

  • What is Dick Cheney's religion?

    Dick Cheney's religion is Methodist

  • How tall is Dick Cheney?

    Dick Cheney's height is 173

  • Who is Dick Cheney's father?

    Dick Cheney's father is Richard Herbert Cheney

  • Who is Dick Cheney's mother?

    Dick Cheney's mother is Marjorie Dickey

  • What is Dick Cheney's sun sign?

    Dick Cheney is Aquarius