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Dick Cheney - 1965

Former Vice-President of the United States

Dick Cheney served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001-2009 under George W. Bush. Early in his political career, Cheney was Assistant to the President for Gerald R. Ford (1975-1977). After that, he served as a U.S. Congressman from Wyoming (1979-1989). He then became the U.S. Secretary of Defense, serving from 1989 until 1993, a period when he oversaw Operation Desert Storm and the Persian Gulf War.

From 1993 to 1995, Cheney was a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, and he is former chairman and CEO of Halliburton Corporation, an international energy services and engineering company.

Cheney earned both a B.A. (1965) and an M.A. (1966) in political science from the University of Wyoming. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Michigan State University

Cheney serves as a member of the UW College of Arts & Sciences Board of Visitors and the Campus Advisory Board.

Cheney received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991.

Photos courtesy of UW Photo Service

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney has led a broad political career, ranging from being the former CEO of Halliburton to serving as the United States 46th Vice President. Cheney also still plays a big role here at UW.

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