Former Vice President Dick Cheney was born in Nebraska on this day in 1941. He later moved to Wyoming where he went to college and entered politics.
We came to know Dick Cheney when he became White House Chief of Staff under President Ford, 1975-77. Later, Mr. Cheney was elected to the House of Representatives in 1978 and reelected five times.
In 1989, President Bush nominated him for Secretary of Defense and he oversaw the very successful 1991 Operation Desert Storm. In 2000, he was elected VP under the second President Bush.
VP Cheney was a critical national security player in the Bush administration.
In all, Mr. Cheney served four US presidents, from Nixon to Ford to Bush to Bush.