Dick Cheney Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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U.S. Vice President
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In 2000 Dick Cheney vowed as the United States Vice President under George W. Bush tenure. He rose to fame for his no-nonsense persona. In fact, he made history by fronting George stratagems including NSA Wiretapping and War on Terror. Besides, he became the first Republican member to support gay marriage. He retired during Barack Obama’s rule, but he has never stopped to disagree with his administrative policies. Even then, Cheney is also known for his entrepreneurial stance. He seems to have an engaging personality, read along.
Childhood And Early Life
On 30th January 1941, Richard Bruce Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States to Richard Herbert and Marjorie Cheney. Before he joined Natrona Country High School in Casper, Dick studied at Calvert Elementary School. He then enrolled at Yale University where he later joined the University of Wyoming. It was here that he earned his M.A and B.A in political science.
In 1969 Richard saw himself in an Administrative office as an intern. He worked for various Republican’s including William A. Steiger and Donald Rumsfeld. From 1971 to 1975 he worked as a Deputy Assistant and White House Staff Assistant to the President. In 1976 he acted as a campaign manager.
From 1978 to 1989, Cheney chaired the United States House of Representatives as well as the Republican Policy Committee. The same year he served as the House Republican Conference Chairman. He then played a role of Secretary of Defense under George H. W. Bush rulership. He remained in the position for five years.
In the 1990s to 1991s Gulf War, Cheney played a significant role where he micromanaged the Operation Deseret Storm during George Bush tenure. In 1993 Bill Clinton was announced as the 42nd President of the United States. It was here that Dick resigned from his Department of Defense office and went to join the American Enterprise Institute. After a short pause, he was positioned as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Halliburton Company.
In the mid of 2000, Cheney led the Vice-Presidential Committee Search for Bush, who served as the Texas Governor at the time. In between his term, in 2001 several attacks took place where he opted to keep a safe distance with George W. Bush. Above all, he came to agree with the said president on the War on Terror operation. In 2002 Dick Cheney chaired the United States President for few hours when Bush was undertaking a colonoscopy test. In 2009 he resigned as the vice-president during Barack Obama’s tenure as the U.S President.
Although he disagreed with Obama's administration office, he played a significant role that led to the killing of the most vicious terrorist, Osama bin Laden in 2011.
Personal Life And Achievements
In the mid of 1991, Dick Cheney received recognition from the Presidential Medal of Freedom under Gorge W. Bush. He was also presented with an honorary doctorate in 2007. In 1964 Cheney married his longtime friend and partner Lynne Vincent. The couple was blessed with two children: Mary and Elizabeth. In 2011 Cheney published his autobiography titled In My Time. After battling with cardiac sickness, Cheney went through a transplant in Virginia in 2012.