Here's a look at the life of Dick Cheney, the 46th vice president of the United States.
Personal: Birth date: January 30, 1941
Birth place: Lincoln, Nebraska
Birth name: Richard Bruce Cheney
Father: Richard Herbert Cheney, worked for the Department of Agriculture
Mother: Marjorie Lorraine (Dickey) Cheney
Marriage: Lynne Ann (Vincent) Cheney (August 29,1964-present)
Children: Mary and Elizabeth
Education: Attended Yale University, 1959-1960; Attended Caspeur College, 1963; University of Wyoming, B.A. in political science, 1965; University of Wyoming, M.A. in political science, 1966; Attended University of Wisconsin as a Ph.D. candidate, 1968, did not finish
Other Facts: When Cheney was 13, his family moved to Casper, Wyoming, where his father worked for the US Soil Conservation Service.
Cheney was co-captain of Natrona High School football team and senior class president. Lynne Vincent, his future wife, was the homecoming queen.
Timeline: 1966 - Drops out of doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin to work as staff aide for Governor Warren Knowles.
1968 - Cheney is awarded an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship with Congressman William Steiger and moves to Washington.
1969 - Assigned to work for Donald Rumsfeld, Director of Office of Economic Opportunity in President Richard Nixon's administration. Rumsfeld appoints him to the position of special assistant.
1970 - Rumsfeld becomes a White House counselor. Cheney becomes his deputy.
1971-1973 - Assistant Director of the Cost of Living Council.
1973 - Rumsfeld asks Cheney to join him in Brussels when Nixon appoints Rumsfeld ambassador to NATO. Cheney declines and instead accepts a post as vice president at Bradley, Woods and Company, a Washington investment firm that counsels corporate clients on politics and federal policy.
August 1974 - Gerald Ford succeeds President Nixon and appoints Rumsfeld to head his transition team. Rumsfeld recruits Cheney to serve as his deputy.
September 1974 - Named deputy assistant to the president.
November 5, 1975-1977 - White House Chief of Staff.
June 18, 1978 - Has a heart attack.
January 3, 1979-March 17, 1989 - US Representative from Wyoming. Is re-elected five times.
1981-1987 - Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee.
1984 - Has a second heart attack.
1987 - Elected chairman of the House Republican Conference.
1988 - Becomes House minority whip.
1988 - Has a third heart attack and undergoes quadruple bypass surgery.
March 1989 - President George H.W. Bush nominates Cheney for secretary of defense after John Tower's nomination for the position fails to win Senate confirmation.
1989-1993 - Serves as secretary of defense. He directs two military campaigns during this time: Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East.
July 3, 1991 - Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush for his leadership during the Gulf War.
March 1992 - Cheney and other current and former Congressmen are named in a scandal involving overdrafts at the House bank.
1995 - Becomes chairman and CEO of Halliburton, an engineering and construction company for the petroleum industry.
March 2000 - Asked by George W. Bush to be his running mate. Cheney declines, instead accepting a position vetting potential vice presidential candidates. He accepts in July when Bush asks again.
November 22, 2000 - Cheney checks himself into a hospital with chest pains. Doctors say he had a mild heart attack and insert a stent to open an artery.
December 12, 2000 - The US Supreme Court reverses a Florida Supreme Court decision ordering a recount of thousands of votes - effectively ceding the presidency to Bush and Cheney.
2001-2009 - Serves as vice president of the United States.
March 5, 2001 - Cheney checks himself into George Washington University Hospital with chest pains. He undergoes angioplasty to reopen the artery treated in November 2000. It is determined he did not suffer a heart attack on this occasion.
June 30, 2001 - Doctors insert a "pacemaker-plus" device to monitor Cheney's heart rhythm and slow it down if it becomes irregular.
November 2, 2004 - Bush and Cheney are re-elected.
September 24, 2005 - Undergoes surgery at George Washington University Hospital for an arterial aneurysm behind his right knee. A similar procedure will be performed on an aneurysm in an artery behind the left knee at a later date.
December 18, 2005 - Makes a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. It is his first trip to the country since 1991.
February 11, 2006 - During a quail hunting trip in Texas, Cheney accidentally shoots and wounds his hunting companion, Harry Whittington.
July 13, 2006 - Cheney, along with Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and a number of unnamed defendants, are named in a federal civil lawsuit by Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson. The suit contends Plame was the victim of intentional and malicious exposure, and that both she and Wilson "suffered a violation of rights guaranteed them under the United States Constitution and the laws of the District of Columbia." The lawsuit is later dismissed.
March 5, 2007 - Doctors at George Washington University Hospital find a blood clot in Cheney's lower left leg.
July 28, 2007 - Cheney has the battery replaced in his implanted heart defibrillator.
November 26, 2007 - He is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat), after he visits his doctor complaining of a lingering cough. He undergoes a routine heart procedure intended to shock the heart back into normal rhythm.
September 17, 2009 - Undergoes elective back surgery to deal with pain caused from a case of lumbar spinal stenosis.
February 22, 2010 - Cheney is hospitalized at the George Washington University Hospital after experiencing chest pains. It is determined Cheney suffered a mild heart attack.
March 24, 2012 - His office says he is recovering after undergoing successful heart transplant surgery.
2013 - The medical memoir "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey," co-written by Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner, is published.
December 3, 2015 - A bust of Cheney is unveiled at the US Capitol.
January 3, 2017 - Attends the swearing-in ceremony of daughter Liz Cheney. In November, she won the Wyoming congressional seat once held by her father.
March 27, 2017 - Says that alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election could be considered an "act of war" during a speech at an economic forum in India. He also declares that the he believes the Russian efforts were directed by President Vladimir Putin.
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