Dick Cheney Facts
The 46th Vice President of the United States
- Dick Cheney served as the 46th Vice President of the United States (2001–2009), under George W. Bush.
- Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney was born on January 30, 1941.
- He entered Yale University in 1959 but failed to graduate.
- He earned his Bachelor's degree in 1965 and Master's degree in 1966. Both are in Political Science from the University of Wyoming.
- He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger.
- He worked at the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations.
- He entered politics in 1968.
- He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming in 1978.
- He served six terms in Congress before being appointed as Secretary of Defense.
- He was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush.
- On March 24, 2012, he underwent a heart transplant at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.
- He had been on a waiting list for more than 20 months before receiving the heart from an anonymous donor.
- He married Lynne Vincent on August 29, 1964. The couple had two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary.