Dick Cheney

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Date of Birth January 30, 1941
Place of Birth Lincoln, Nebraska
Age 80 years old
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Richard Bruce Cheney is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. He is also one of the most unpopular politicians in the history of the US, holding an approval rating of just 13% at the time of leaving office. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney grew up there and later in Casper, Wyoming. He attended Yale and then the University of Wyoming, at the latter of which he earned a BA and an MA in Political Science. 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. He served as White House chief of staff from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 1979 to 1989, briefly serving as House minority whip in 1989.

Born: Richard Bruce Cheney, January 30, 1941, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Children: Liz, Mary
Education: Yale University, University of Wyoming (BA, MA), University of Wisconsin–Madison
President: George W. Bush
Preceded by: Al Gore
Succeeded by: Joe Biden

About Dick Cheney

U.S. Vice President under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. He was known for being one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in US history and he spearheaded Bush policies such as the War on Terror, NSA Wiretapping, and enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboading.

Before Fame

He flunked out of Yale twice and deferred from the draft four times.

Achievement

He was one of the first Republican Party members to come out in support of gay marriage.

Family Life

He met his high school sweetheart and wife, Lynne Vincent, at age 14 and later had two daughters with her.

Associations

He served as Vice President to George W. Bush for two terms and played a leading role in his administrations response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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