Richard Cheney's background

Tuesday, July 25th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Richard Cheney

Born: Jan. 30, 1941; Lincoln, Neb.

Education: Attended Yale University, 1959.

Received bachelor's and master's degree in political science from the University of Wyoming, 1965 and 1966 respectively. Did doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin, 1966-68.

Experience: Deputy assistant to President Ford, 1974-75; White House chief of staff under Ford, 1975-76; Wyoming representative, 1978-89; House Republican whip, 1988-89; secretary of defense under President Bush, 1989-93; chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Halliburton Corp., one of the world's leading engineering and construction companies in the oil industry, 1995-present.

Religion: Methodist

Family: Wife, Lynne, a native of Casper, Wyo.; two grown daughters, Elizabeth and Mary.