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Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney

Biography of Vice President Richard B. Cheney

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Vice President Richard B. Cheney has had a distinguished career as a businessman and public servant, serving four Presidents and as an elected official. Throughout his service, Mr. Cheney served with duty, honor, and unwavering leadership, gaining him the respect of the American people during trying military times.

Mr. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 30, 1941 and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He earned his bachelor's and master's of arts degrees from the University of Wyoming. His career in public service began in 1969 when he joined the Nixon Administration, serving in a number of positions at the Cost of Living Council, at the Office of Economic Opportunity, and within the White House.

When Gerald Ford assumed the Presidency in August 1974, Mr. Cheney served on the transition team and later as Deputy Assistant to the President. In November 1975, he was named Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff, a position he held throughout the remainder of the Ford Administration.

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Married to Lynne V. Cheney


Grown daughters Elizabeth and Mary


University of Wyoming, Bachelor of Arts, political science

Graduate School

University of Wyoming, Master of Arts, political science

Career and Public Service

  • White House Chief of Staff to President Ford
  • U.S. Congressman, Wyoming
  • Secretary of Defense
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Halliburton Company
  • Vice President of the United States

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