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Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney
36th Wife of the Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
Preceded by Tipper Gore
Succeeded by Jill Biden
6th Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
In office
Preceded by William J. Bennett
John Agresto (acting)
Succeeded by Sheldon Hackney
Jerry L. Martin and Donald Gibson (acting)
Personal details
Born August 14, 1941 (1941-08-14) (age 78)
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Spouse(s) Dick Cheney
Relations Wayne Vincent and Edna Lybyer
Children Elizabeth, Mary
Alma mater

Colorado College

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (born August 14, 1941) is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and the former Second Lady of the United States. She is a novelist, conservative scholar, and former talk-show host.

Early life

Lynne Ann Vincent was born in Casper, Wyoming. Her mother, Edna Lolita (nee Lybyer), became a deputy sheriff, and her father, Wayne Edwin Vincent, was an engineer. She is a descendant of Mormon pioneers. She has family roots in Denmark, Sweden, England, Ireland, and Wales. She was raised Presbyterian and became Methodist after she married Dick Cheney.


Lynne Cheney public reading
Lynne Cheney giving a public reading from her book America: A Patriotic Primer to the students of Vincenza Elementary School in Vicenza, Italy. (2004)

Lynne Cheney is the author or co-author of several books:

  • Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family (2007) (ISBN 1416-53288-9)
  • Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America (2006) (ISBN 0-689-86717-4)
  • A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America (2005) (ISBN 1-4169-0925-7)
  • When Washington Crossed the Delaware : A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (2004) (ISBN 0-689-87043-4)
  • A is for Abigail : An Almanac of Amazing American Women (2003) (ISBN 0-689-85819-1)
  • America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) (ISBN 0-689-85192-8)
  • The Body Politic: A Novel (2000) (ISBN 0-312-97963-0)
  • Kings of the Hill: How Nine Powerful Men Changed the Course of American History (1996) (ISBN 0-7567-5864-5)
  • Telling the Truth (1995) (ISBN 0-684-82534-1)
  • Academic Freedom (1992) (ISBN 1-878802-13-5)
  • American Memory: A Report on the Humanities in the Nations Public Schools (1987) (ISBN 0-16-004284-4)
  • Sisters (1981; New American Library, Penguin Group) (ISBN 0-451-11204-0)
  • Executive Privilege (1979) (ISBN 0-671-24060-9)

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