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Encyclopedia > Lynne Cheney
Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney
Lynne Cheney

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 20, 2001
Preceded by Tipper Gore
Succeeded by Incumbent

In office
1986 – 1993
Preceded by William J. Bennett
John Agresto (acting)
Succeeded by Sheldon Hackney
Jerry L. Martin and Donald Gibson (acting)

Born August 14, 1941 (1941-08-14) (age 66)
Flag of the United States Flag of Wyoming Casper, Wyoming
Spouse Dick Cheney
Relations Wayne Vincent and Edna Lybyer
Children Elizabeth, Mary

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Childhood and education

A descendant of Mormon pioneers with roots in Denmark, England, Ireland, and Wales, Lynne Ann Vincent was born in Casper, Wyoming. Her father was Wayne Edwin Vincent, an engineer; her mother, the former Edna Lybyer, became a deputy sheriff. She was reared Presbyterian, but converted to Methodism upon her marriage to the future vice president.[1] This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Casper is the only city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number of small towns and Casper suburbs. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ...


She obtained a bachelor of arts degree with highest honors from Colorado College, master of arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (her dissertation was entitled "Matthew Arnold's Possible Perfection: A Study of the Kantian Strain in Arnold's Poetry"). A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... The City of Boulder ( , Mountain Time Zone) is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... British literature is literature from the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Matthew Arnold Caricature from Punch, 1881: Admit that Homer sometimes nods, That poets do write trash, Our Bard has written Balder Dead, And also Balder-dash Family tree Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic, who worked as an inspector of schools. ... Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant (April 22, 1724 – February 12, 1804) was a Prussian philosopher, generally regarded as one of Europes most influential thinkers and the last major philosopher of the Enlightenment. ...


Career

Lynne Cheney served as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993. In 1995 she founded American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a conservative group that monitors American colleges and academia. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) was founded in 1995 by Lynne Cheney. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Academia is a collective term for the scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole. ...


She is a senior fellow in education and culture at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. She also serves as a director of Reader's Digest Association, Inc. She is a director emerita of the Independent Women's Forum.[2] It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... The American Enterprise Institutes Logo The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is a neoconservative think tank, founded in 1943. ... The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. ... The Independent Womens Forum (IWF) is an organization that, according to its website, was established to combat the women-as-victim, pro-Big Government ideology of radical feminism. ...


From 1995 to 1998, Cheney served as a co-host of the Sunday edition of CNN's Crossfire, replacing Tony Snow. December 6, 2004 edition of Crossfire. ... Robert Anthony Tony Snow (born June 1, 1955) was the third White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, succeeding Scott McClellan and Ari Fleischer in that role. ...


Lynne Cheney served on Lockheed Corporation's board of directors from 1994 to 2001, a $120,000-a-year post she gave up shortly before her husband's inauguration; Cheney served on the board's Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees.[3][4] The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance. ...


In 2000 she was mentioned as a possible conservative female pick for Republican Vice Presidential nominee on the George W. Bush ticket. The appointed head of the nominating committee was her husband, Dick Cheney, then the CEO of Halliburton, Inc., who eventually emerged as Bush's choice. This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


She repeatedly spoke out against violent and sexually explicit lyrics in popular music, picking up on an issue originally made famous by former Vice President Al Gore and his wife "Tipper". She also criticized video game makers for similar content. After the death of U. S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) on June 4, 2007, she was considered as a potential replacement candidate.[citation needed] For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Craig Thomas may be: Craig Thomas (author), (born 1942) Craig Thomas (politician), (born 1933) US Senator from Wyoming. ...


Family

She has been married to Richard "Dick" Cheney since 1964. They have two children and six grandchildren:

  • Mary was born March 14, 1969. Openly lesbian, she lives with her partner, Heather Roan Poe (born April 11, 1961), in Great Falls, Virginia. Mary Cheney gave birth to her first child, Samuel David Cheney, in May 2007. She is one of her father's top campaign aides and closest confidantes. Mary Cheney's openly gay lifestyle and out-of-wedlock child have been the source of controversy in the Republican party. Vice President Cheney and his wife nonetheless have expressed support for their daughter. In July 2003, she became the director of vice presidential operations for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential reelection campaign; she was a vital part of the campaign. Until May 2000, she was the lesbian/gay corporate relations manager for the Coors Brewing Company. She wrote a book about her work with her father in 2006.

Elizabeth Cheney (born July 28, 1966), an American attorney. ... Philip J. Perry (born 1964, San Diego County, California) is an American attorney and political appointee. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... A consultant (from the Latin consultare meaning to discuss from which we also derive words such as consul and counsel) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area of expertise such as accountancy, the environment, technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, public affairs, communication, engineering... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... Mary Claire Cheney (born March 14, 1969) is the second daughter of Dick Cheney, the Vice President of the United States, and his wife, Second Lady Lynne Cheney. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Great Falls is the name of several places in the United States of America: Great Falls, Montana Great Falls, South Carolina Great Falls, Virginia it can also refer to: The Great Falls of the Missouri River in Montana The Great Falls of the Passaic River in New Jersey This is... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... The Coors Brewing Company is a regional division of the world’s fifth-largest brewery companies, the Molson Coors Brewing Company. ...

Books

Lynne Cheney giving a public reading from her book America: A Patriotic Primer to the students of Vincenza Elementary School in Vicenza, Italy. (2004)
Lynne Cheney giving a public reading from her book America: A Patriotic Primer to the students of Vincenza Elementary School in Vicenza, Italy. (2004)

Lynne Cheney is the author or co-author of several books: Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Vicenza (population 107,223) is the capital of the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region, northern Italy at the northern base of the Monti Berici, straddling the Bacchiglione. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ...

  • Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family (2007) (ISBN 1-4165-5328-89)
  • Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America (2006) (ISBN 0-689-86717-4)
  • A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America (2005) (ISBN 1-4169-0925-7)
  • When Washington Crossed the Delaware : A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (2004) (ISBN 0-689-87043-4)
  • A is for Abigail : An Almanac of Amazing American Women (2003) (ISBN 0-689-85819-1)
  • America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) (ISBN 0-689-85192-8)
  • The Body Politic: A Novel (2000) (ISBN 0-312-97963-0)
  • Kings of the Hill: How Nine Powerful Men Changed the Course of American History (1996) (ISBN 0-7567-5864-5)
  • Telling the Truth (1995) (ISBN 0-684-82534-1)
  • Academic Freedom (1992) (ISBN 1-878802-13-5)
  • American Memory: A Report on the Humanities in the Nations Public Schools (1987) (ISBN 0-16-004284-4)
  • Sisters (1981; New American Library, Penguin Group) (ISBN 0-451-11204-0)
  • Executive Privilege (1979) (ISBN 0-671-24060-9)

Cover of Sisters novel Sisters is a 1981 novel by Lynne Cheney published only in a Signet Canadian paperback edition as part of the New American Library. ...

Wyoming U.S. Senate Seat vacancy

Mrs. Cheney has been considered to be a possible contender to fulfill the late U.S. Sen. Craig Thomas's term in the U.S. Senate.[citation needed] Mrs. Cheney has yet to deny interest and a spokesperson stated she is considering the post. If she wins the seat, she would become the first "Second Lady" to be in public office or the Senate since Senator Muriel Humphrey. Cheney chose not to seek the seat when she didn't sign an application to become a candidate for the position. Craig Thomas may be: Craig Thomas (author), (born 1942) Craig Thomas (politician), (born 1933) US Senator from Wyoming. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Muriel Humphrey Muriel Buck Humphrey (February 20, 1912 – September 20, 1998) was the wife of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, and a United States Senator. ...


Political Views

Gay Marriage

On The Daily Show, October 10, 2007, Lynne Cheney stated that she opposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Considering that George W. Bush has tried to pass such an amendment several times and with Richard Cheney being her husband and Bush's Vice President, it became quite relevant a statement like this from her. The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is an American politician and businessman affiliated with the U.S. Republican Party. ...


References

  1. ^ Lynn Cheney's ancestors By Lee Davidson, Deseret Morning News, Jan. 21, 2006
  2. ^ Independent Women's Forum
  3. ^ USA: Inside Lockheed's $250 Billion Pentagon Connection by Geoffrey Gray, Village Voice, March 19th, 2003
  4. ^ Vice president-elect's wife steps down from Lockheed board, Washington Business Journal - January 5, 2001

The Deseret Morning News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utahs oldest continually published daily newspaper. ... The Village Voice is a New York City-based weekly newspaper featuring investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts reviews and events listings for New York City. ... The Washington Business Journal is part of Bizjournals, a division of American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers in the United States. ...

Sources

  • Joe Mandak. "Lynn Cheney Upset With Kerry Over Remark" Associated Press. October 14, 2004.
  • Ian Bishop and Deborah Orin. "Veep to Kerry: How Dare You! - 'Angry Dad' Hits Foe for Naming Gay Daughter" New York Post. October 15, 2004.

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