Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney is Vice President of the United States of America.
He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1941. Mr. Cheney earned hisBachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Wyoming.
His career in public service began in 1969 as a member of the Nixon Administration.
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.
In 1977, Mr. Cheney was elected to serve as Congressman for Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was re-elected five times — and elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee from 1981 to 1987.
As Secretary of Defense from March 1989 to January 1993, Mr. Cheney directed two of the largest military campaigns in recent history – Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East.
Mr. Cheney married his high school sweetheart, Lynne Ann Vincent, in 1964, and they have grown daughters, Elizabeth and Mary and three granddaughters.