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Cheney, Richard Bruce (Dick)

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Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader

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1941 – Born on the 30th of January in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up in Casper, Wyoming.

 

1969 - He joined the Nixon Administration, serving in a number of positions at the Cost of Living Council, at the Office of Economic Opportunity, and within the White House.

 

1974 – He served on the transition team when Gerald Ford assumed the Presidency and Richard became the Deputy Assistant to the President.

 

1975 - He was named Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff, a position he held throughout the remainder of the Ford Administration.

 

1978 - He served as a U.S. Representative from Wyoming for 11 years.

 

1988 – He was elected House Minority Whip.

 

1989 - Dick Cheney appointed George Bush's Secretary of Defense, where he presided over the Operation Just Cause (the invasion of Panama) and Operation Desert Storm.

 

1991 – George Bush awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

1993 - Senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute.

 

1995 - Becomes Chairman and CEO of Halliburton.

 

2000 – He suffered heart attack.

 

2001 - He became the Vice-president of United States of America.

 

2005 - Vice President Dick Cheney unintentionally shoots his hunting partner Harry Whittington in the face and chest using his shotgun.


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