CHENEY, Richard Bruce

1941–

Biography

CHENEY, Richard Bruce, (father of Liz Cheney), 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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Gerald Ford Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. 8 feet. Files as Deputy Assistant and Assistant to the President. Concern domestic issues, foreign affairs, White House management, congressional investigations of the intelligence community, appointments, the 1976 campaign, and the 1974 and 1977 presidential transitions. Finding aid in repository.
Oral History: 2 interviews in the James F.C. Hyde, Jr. and Stephen Wayne collection of interviews. 23 and 37 pages. Relate to the development of the President's annual legislative program, the processing of enrolled bills, and legislative clearance.
Oral History: 1 interview in the William Syers collection. Concerns Ford congressional career and his approach to congressional liaison as President. Closed.

University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center

Laramie, WY
Papers: 200 cubic feet. Unprocessed. Use restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cheney, Dick, and Liz Cheney. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. New York: Threshold Editions, 2011.

Cheney, Richard B., and Lynne V. Cheney. Kings of the Hill: Power and Personality in the House of Representatives. Foreword by Gerald R. Ford. New York: Continuum, 1983.

Gellman, Barton. Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency. New York: Penguin Press, 2008.

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