CHENEY, Richard Bruce, a Representative from Wyoming and a Vice President of the United
States; born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebr., January 30, 1941; attended
public schools in Lincoln and Casper, Wyo.; attended Yale University 1959-1960;
Casper College, Casper, Wyo. 1963; B.A., University of Wyoming, Laramie 1965;
M.A., University of Wyoming 1966; Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wis. 1968; congressional fellow 1968-1969; special assistant to the
Director of OEO 1969-1970; White House staff assistant 1971; assistant
director, Cost of Living Council 1971-1973; vice president, Bradley, Woods
& Co. 1973-1974; Deputy Assistant to the President 1974-1975; White House
Chief of Staff 1975-1977; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to
the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1979, until his
resignation on March 17, 1989, to accept appointment by President George H.W.
Bush as secretary of defense; minority whip (One Hundred First Congress);
Secretary of Defense 1989-1993; senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute
1993-1995; chairman and chief executive office of the Halliburton Company
1993-2000; elected Vice President of the United States, on Republican ticket
with George W. Bush, in 2000, reelected in 2004, and served from January 20,
2001, until January 20, 2009.
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