46th Vice President of the United States
Attorney and daughter of Dick Cheney
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Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
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Vice President Dick Cheney
Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush.
Previously, he served as White House Chief of Staff, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, and Secretary of Defense. In the private sector, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Energy Services; he is still a major stockholder. On June 29, 2002, he briefly assumed the powers and duties of the presidency as Acting President when Mr. Bush underwent a medical exam involving anesthetics.
Liz Cheney is the attorney and daughter of Dick Cheney, Simon & Schuster.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
(born Jan. 30, 1941, Lincoln, Neb., U.S.) U.S. politician. Cheney grew up in Casper, Wyo., and received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wyoming. He became a deputy assistant to Pres. Gerald Ford in 1974 and served as his chief of staff from 1975 to 1977. In 1978 Cheney was elected from Wyoming to a Republican seat in the U.S. House of Representatives; he served six terms. As secretary of defense (198993) in the administration of Pres. George Bush, he presided over reductions in the military following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Following Bush's electoral defeat in 1992, Cheney became a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, and later chairman and chief executive officer of the Halliburton Company, a supplier of technology and services to the oil and gas industries. He was elected vice president on a ticket with George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.