Dick Cheney facts for kids
|46th Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Al Gore|
|Succeeded by||Joe Biden|
|17th United States Secretary of Defense|
March 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Deputy||Donald J. Atwood, Jr.|
|Preceded by||Frank Carlucci|
|Succeeded by||Les Aspin|
|15th U.S. House Minority Whip|
January 3 – March 20, 1989
|Leader||Robert H. Michel|
|Preceded by||Trent Lott|
|Succeeded by||Newt Gingrich|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's At-large district
January 3, 1979 – March 20, 1989
|Preceded by||Teno Roncalio|
|Succeeded by||Craig L. Thomas|
|7th White House Chief of Staff|
November 21, 1975 – January 20, 1977
|Preceded by||Donald Rumsfeld|
|Succeeded by||Hamilton Jordan|
|Born||January 30, 1941
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
|Alma mater||University of Wyoming|
Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is an American Republican politician and businessman who served as Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A Republican, he ran in the 2000 US Presidential Election with George W. Bush, and successfully won re-election in the 2004 US Presidential Election.
Cheney is popular among the Bush family, and served in the George H. W. Bush administration from 1989-1993 as a cabinet member. He was as a Congressman, and White House Chief of Staff.
Before being Vice President
He was also in charge of a large defense company called Halliburton when he was out of office during the Clinton presidency.
Vice Presidential term
As Vice President, Cheney was the head of the Senate and cast six tie-breaking votes and he was replaced by Joe Biden as Vice President on January 20, 2009.
Cheney lives in Wyoming. He is an active hunter. In 2006, he shot a friend by mistake while hunting. He did not run for President in 2008. He has criticized President Barack Obama. His wife Lynne Cheney is a distant cousin of President Barack Obama and he is an 8th cousin of President Barack Obama. He is a 9th cousin, once removed of George W. Bush. Cheney is distantly related to Harry S. Truman and Robert Duvall by the Duvall family. He is distantly related to American Express founder Benjamin Pierce Cheney.
Dick and Lynne Cheney have 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Mary.
Images for kids
Cheney meets with President Ronald Reagan, July 1983
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, 1989–1993
Secretary of Defense Cheney during a press conference on the Gulf War
Cheney meets with Prince Sultan, Minister of Defence and Aviation in Saudi Arabia to discuss how to handle the invasion of Kuwait
Pope Benedict XVI, Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Lynne Cheney at a farewell ceremony for the Pope at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Vice President Cheney escorts former first lady Nancy Reagan at the commissioning ceremony of the USS Ronald Reagan, 2003
Cheney walks with Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz, May 2007
Cheney speaking at CPAC in February 2011.
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