Here's a look at the life of Dick Cheney, the 46th vice president of the United States.
Personal: Birth date: January 30, 1941
Birth place: Lincoln, Nebraska
Birth name: Richard Bruce Cheney
Father: Richard Herbert Cheney, worked for the Department of Agriculture
Mother: Marjorie Lorraine (Dickey) Cheney
Marriage: Lynne Ann (Vincent) Cheney (August 29, 1964-present)
Children: Mary, March 14, 1969; Elizabeth "Liz," July 28, 1966
Education: Attended Yale University, 1959-1960; Attended Casper College, 1963; University of Wyoming, B.A. in political science, 1965; University of Wyoming, M.A. in political science, 1966; Attended University of Wisconsin as a Ph.D. candidate, 1968, did not finish
Other Facts: When Cheney was 13, his family moved to Casper, Wyoming, where his father worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.
Cheney was co-captain of Natrona High School football team and senior class president. Lynne Vincent, his future wife, was the homecoming queen.
His younger daughter, Mary Cheney, is openly gay. Dick Cheney has said in the past that he supports same-sex marriage, but regulations should be handled at the state level.
Timeline: 1962 and 1963 - Cheney is arrested twice for driving under the influence.
1966 - Drops out of doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin to work as staff aide for Governor Warren Knowles.
1968 - Cheney is awarded an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship on staff of Congressman William Steiger and moves to DC.
1969 - Assigned to work for Donald Rumsfeld, the Director of Office of Economic Opportunity in President Richard Nixon's administration. Rumsfeld appoints him to position of special assistant.
1970 - Rumsfeld becomes a White House counselor. Cheney becomes his deputy.
1971-1973 - Assistant Director of the Cost of Living Council.
1973 - Rumsfeld asks Cheney to join him in Brussels when Nixon appoints Rumsfeld ambassador to NATO. Cheney declines and instead accepts a post as vice president at Bradley, Woods and Company, a DC investment firm that counsels corporate clients on politics and federal policy.
August 1974 - Gerald Ford succeeds President Richard Nixon and appoints Donald Rumsfeld to head his transition team. Rumsfeld recruits Cheney to serve as his deputy.
September 1974 - Named deputy assistant to the president.
November 5, 1975-1977 - White House Chief of Staff.
June 18, 1978 - Has a heart attack.
January 3, 1979-March 17, 1989 - U.S. Representative from Wyoming. Is re-elected five times.