Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
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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.
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.