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Dick Cheney


Richard Bruce Cheney is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. At the same time he has been among the least favored politicians in the history of the US: his approval rating when leaving office was only 13%.


  • Early life and education 

  • Early White House appointments 

  • U.S. House of Representatives (1979–1989) 

  • Secretary of Defense (1989–1993) 

  • Private sector career 

  • 2000 presidential election 

  • Vice Presidency (2001–2009) 

  • Post-Vice Presidency (2009–present) 

  • Public perception 

  • Personal life 

  • Works