U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993).
White House Chief of Staff (1975-1977).
Served as Secretary of Defense (1989-1993) under President George Bush.
Served as U.S. Representative from Wyoming (1979-1989).
Served as President Gerald Ford's Chief of Staff (1975-1977).
Became Vice President-elect to George W. Bush on 13 December 2000, after 36 days of post-election turmoil, and a concession by opponents Al Gore and Joe Lieberman.
Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush in 1991.
Has two daughters Liz Cheney (b. 1966) and Mary Cheney (b. 1969).
Former CEO of Halliburton, still on their payroll despite "leaving" the company to take on the office of Vice President of the United States.
He has suffered four heart attacks, underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 1988 and had a pacemaker fitted in 2001.
When George W. Bush was looking for a Vice Presidential running mate, he gave Cheney--who was a power in the right-wing of the Republican party--a list of names of potential nominees and asked him to pick who he thought was the best man for the job. Several days later, Cheney came back and told Bush that, after going over the list, he decided that he, himself, and not any of the men on Bush's list, should be Vice President. Bush acquiesced.
Distantly related to William Cheney.
Is widely considered, by supporters and detractors alike, to have been the most powerful and influential vice president in the history of America.
Recovering from heart transplant surgery, performed on March 24, 2012 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.
Underwent a heart transplant on March 24, 2012 at age 71 at the Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.
Vice President of the United States [March 2001]
Portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss in W. (2008).
Portrayed by Christian Bale (who shares the same birthday) in Vice (2018).
Son of Marjorie Lorraine (Dickey) and Richard Herbert Cheney.