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Vice President Dick Cheney is seen Jan. 28, 2008, during the State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol. With a distinguished career in public service spanning four decades, the Vice President has served four presidents and his home state of Wyoming as a six-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives. White House photo by David Bohrer

Vice President Dick Cheney

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Vice President Richard B. Cheney has had a distinguished career as a businessman and public servant, serving four Presidents and as an elected official. Throughout his service, Mr. Cheney served with duty, honor, and unwavering leadership, gaining him the respect of the American people during trying military times.

Mr. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 30, 1941 and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He earned his bachelor's and master's of arts degrees from the University of Wyoming. His career in public service began in 1969 when he joined the Nixon Administration, serving in a number of positions at the Cost of Living Council, at the Office of Economic Opportunity, and within the White House.

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.

After he returned to his home state of Wyoming in 1977, Mr. Cheney was elected to serve as the state's sole Congressman 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. He was elected Chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1987 and elected House Minority Whip in 1988. During his tenure in the House, Mr. Cheney earned a reputation as a man of knowledge, character, and accessibility.

Mr. Cheney also served a crucial role when America needed him most. 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. He was responsible for shaping the future of the U.S. military in an age of profound and rapid change as the Cold War ended. For his leadership in the Gulf War, Secretary Cheney was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush on July 3, 1991.

Mr. Cheney married his high school sweetheart, Lynne Ann Vincent, in 1964, and they have grown daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, three granddaughters and three grandsons.

Speeches & News Releases

January 14, 2009
Television Interview of the Vice President by Mike Emanuel, FOX News

Interview of the Vice President By Jim Lehrer, The News Hour With Jim Lehrer

January 13, 2009
Live Interview of the Vice President by Bill Bennett, Morning in America

January 12, 2009
Interview of the Vice President by Sean Hannity, the Sean Hannity Radio Show

January 11, 2009
Interview of the Vice President by Wolf Blitzer, Late Edition

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Photo Essays
View photo essays of Vice President Cheney's speeches and service.

Military Academy Nominations
The Vice President is authorized to nominate individuals to the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies.
Vice President's Residence
Learn more about the Vice President's Residence through a video tour with Lynne Cheney.
Lynne V. Cheney
Read the biography and speeches of Lynne V. Cheney, wife of Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

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