CHENEY Richard (Cheney Richard Bruce)( vice-president of the United States.)
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Biography CHENEY Richard (Cheney Richard Bruce)
(p. 1941), was born in Lincoln (ea. Nebraska), January 30, 1941. Entered at Yale University, dropped out in the second year. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1965. Prepares a thesis for a doctorate in political science at the University of Wisconsin, but in 1968 moved to Washington, he worked in the office of the Congress and a team of Republican William Steiger (representative of Wisconsin). In 1969-1970 came in the administration of President Nixon, then worked in the administration of President Ford. In 1975-1977 was head of the Personnel Administration. In 1978 he was elected to Congress from Wyoming and served in that post until 1989 (in 1988 was elected as the organizer of the party in Congress). In Congress, advocated tax cuts, increased defense spending and a reduction of budget items related to social programs. He was appointed Minister of Defense in the administration of President J. Bush (1989-1993), when it had been significantly reduced military spending and the closure of several military bases. In 1989, led the operation for the capture of Panama, in 1991, was preparing a large-scale counter-attack on the Iraqi armed forces.
In 1995, Cheney left politics and became leader of the Texas Petroleum Corp. 'Halliburton'. In April 2000, was elected the first head of the Election Committee, Vice-President of the Republican Party, and in July - a candidate for vice-presidents in a pair of George I. Bush. After the election in late 2000 by President J. Bush Cheney became Vice-President.