Dick Cheney Event on March 18 has been
to a (as yet to be determined) future date.
Please Join Us for a Special Members Event
Vice President Dick Cheney
2020 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs
with Special Guest Mike Ford
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM / Dessert Reception Following
at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
No cost to attend; Reservations are required; Email RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-254-0396
Program provided by:
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum; and The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
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Across four decades of public life, Dick Cheney has served at the highest levels of government during some of the most critical days in modern American history.
In the post-Watergate administration of Gerald Ford, the president turned to 34-year-old Dick Cheney to lead the White House staff in the work of restoring the nation’s confidence and waging the president’s 1976 campaign. After leaving the White House, Cheney returned to his home state of Wyoming, where he was elected in 1978 as the state’s sole member of the House of Representatives.
Early in Cheney’s sixth term, in 1989, he was nominated by President George Bush to serve as Secretary of Defense, and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. In 1991, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Through most of the 1990s, Cheney worked in the private sector as chief executive officer of the Halliburton Company in Dallas, Texas. In 2000, George W. Bush asked Cheney to become his running mate and in August 2000, Cheney became the Republican vice presidential nominee. In the eight eventful years of the Bush presidency, the vice president was best known for his involvement in national security matters following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. President Bush and Vice President Cheney left office in January 2009.
Vice President Cheney was born on January 30, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his wife, Lynne V. Cheney, live in Wyoming and have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Vice President Cheney’s memoir, In My Time, was published in 2011. Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, was released in October 22, 2013, an his latest book Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America, co-written with his daughter Elizabeth Cheney was released September 1, 2015.