Dick Cheney Bio
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- Born: January 30, 1941, in Lincoln, Nebraska, grew up in Casper, Wyoming.
- Age: 59.
- Family: Wife (Lynne, bio
from AEI - about Lynne's
racy book), 2 kids (Elizabeth, gay daughter Mary (are they
keeping Mary in
- Education: University of Wyoming, degree in political science (1965).
- Religion: Methodist.
- 1995-present: Chmn. & CEO of Halliburton
Co., a large energy equipment and construction firm based in Dallas.
- 1989-1993: Secretary of Defense to President George Bush. (Dept. of
- 1978-89: Six-term Republican congressman from Wyoming. (Had "a strongly
conservative voting record" in the House - Washington Post).
- 1975-77: Former Chief of Staff to Gerald Ford (at age 34).
- Late '60s, early '70s: Had several lower- to mid- level posts in Nixon
(Sources: Washington Post, CNN)
- Three heart attacks in 1978, 1984, and 1988, and underwent a quadruple bypass in
1988 at age 47.
- ABC News
on Cheney's health, July 24, 2000.
on Cheney's health, July 24, 2000.
- Cheney home
after 4th Heart Attack, CBS, Nov. 24, 2000.
- It's time
for the Vice President to Resign, Arianna Huffington, Salon.com, March 8, 2001.
interview about his heart trouble, PBS.org, Nov. 24, 2000.
More about Cheney
Profiles of Cheney
- Profile of
Dick Cheney, CBS, July 24, 2000.
- More Background
on Cheney, CBS, July 25, 2000.
of Dick Cheney, CNN, July 23, 2000.
of Dick Cheney, ABC, July 24, 2000.
- Official White House Bio
- State Dept. Bio
Cheney on the Issues
- Cheney likely
choice as Bush's running mate, New York Times, July 24, 2000 (free
Led a Life of Unexpected Turns, Washington Post, July 23, 2000.
Unsettling Calm of Dick Cheney, Washington Post, April 3, 1991.
Cheney: Still the Skeptic Grim View Complicates Task of 'Building Down' Defense, Washington
Post, March 21, 1990.
a Consummate Insider With an Independent Streak, Washington Post, March 11,
Says He Won't Run in '96, Washington Post, Jan. 4, 1995.
PACS, Hits the Road, Washington Post, Feb. 27, 1994.
- Opinion: Cheney Bides His
Time, Washington Post.
- Feasting at the Federal
Trough: Dick Cheney's Hypocrisy, TomPaine.com
suggests Cheney is the real president, Salon.com
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