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Richard V. Cheney
Richard B. Cheney is the Vice President of the United States. His job is to help President George W. Bush fulfill his goals for America.

Birthday

January 30, 1941

Hometown

Casper, Wyoming

Parents

Marjorie Cheney and Richard H. Cheney, soil conservation agent

Siblings

Brother: Bob
Sister: Susan

Elementary School

College View Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska (now called Calvert Elementary)

Favorite Teacher

Miss Duffield

Favorite Subject in School

History

Childhood and Youth Activities

Captain of high school football team
President of senior class

College

University of Wyoming, bachelor's degree in political science

Graduate School

University of Wyoming, master's degree in political science

Career and Public Service

White House Chief of Staff to President Ford
U.S. Congressman from Wyoming
U.S. Secretary of Defense
Chairman and CEO of the Halliburton Company
Vice President of the United States

Accomplishments

Vice President Cheney served a crucial role when America needed him most. As Secretary of Defense from March 1989 to January 1993, Vice President Cheney directed two of the largest military campaigns in recent history -- Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. He was responsible for shaping the future of the U.S. Military in an age of profound and rapid change. For his leadership in the Gulf War, Vice President Cheney received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George Bush on July 3, 1991.

Dream for Children

The Vice President hopes every child in America will work hard in school so he or she can succeed in life.

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Vice President

Vice President Richard B. Cheney

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