Loyal service under four Republican presidents and a decade of leadership in Congress brought Richard B. Cheney born to the inner circle in President George Bush's cabinet as secretary of defense. Assuming the post in Marchhe faced Panamanian and Iraqi crises as well as an altered relationship with a disintegrating Soviet Union.
Born in in Nebraska, Dick Cheney entered politics in Beginning as an intern for the Senate, Cheney quickly rose to power by first becoming an aide to the Wisconsin governor, then working for President Richard Nixon 's administration in He served as Gerald Ford 's chief of staff from tothen served six terms in Congress before being appointed secretary of defense by President George H.
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Vice President Richard B. Cheney has had a distinguished career as a businessman and public servant, serving four Presidents and as an elected official. Throughout his service, Mr.
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When a prospective member of George W. Bush's cabinet drew up a list of reasons why he was not right for the job, the incoming vice president interjected: "I had a list just like yours, except I had three heart attacks on mine. Besides his heart problems, he had been out of elective politics for over a decade, resided in the same state as Bush, and matched his ideological leanings so closely that he provided little balance for the ticket.
Today Dick Cheney is known as George W. Bush's vice president and a GOP stalwart. But before taking on Washington, Cheney's road was less than perfectly paved with many bumps that had an influence on his political outlook and rise to the top. Here's a look at how a young Cheney found his path in life and politics.