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Vice President Richard B. Cheney

Richard Bruce Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States (2001-2009), was born on January 30, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska, one of three children born to Richard Herbert Cheney and Marjorie Lauraine Dickey Cheney. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Wyoming in 1965 and 1966, respectively. Cheney went on to serve four Presidents. He began his career in public service in 1969 as a special assistant to the director of the Office of Economic Opportunity in the Nixon administration. In 1974 he became deputy assistant to President Gerald Ford and then White House chief of staff (1975-1977). In 1978 Cheney was elected to represent Wyoming in the House of Representatives and served in five succeeding Congresses (January 2, 1979 - January 3, 1989). During his years in Congress, he was a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Budget Subcommittee. From 1989 to1993 Cheney served as secretary of defense in the George H.W. Bush administration. In 2000, George W. Bush selected Cheney to join the Republican presidential ticket and they went on to win the presidential election. He was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2001.


Works Published by Cheney

Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America, 2015

Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, 2013

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, 2011

Kings of the Hill: Power and Personality in the House of Representatives, 1983

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Richard B. Cheney, Vice-President of the United States of America

Official Portrait of Vice President Dick Cheney



The Cheney Vice Presidential records collection consists of over 14 million electronic records including over 11 million emails and 650,000 digitized and digital photographs. The collection also includes more than 4 million pages of textual records and approximately 80 cubic feet of photo negatives and audiovisual recordings.

Cheney Publicly Available Records

Case Number Subject Guide to Records Digital Content
2014-0011-F      Vice President Cheney’s Hunting Incident in Corpus Christi, Texas View View
2014-0012-F Selected Categories from Cheney Photograph Collection View View
2014-0013-F Records Related to Pardon and Commutation Requests View Download Zip File
2014-0015-F Communication between Vice President Cheney and Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on September 11, 2001 View Download Zip File
2014-0022-F Selected Records related to Biofuel Policy View  
2014-0024-F Records Related to President Lennart Meri of Estonia View Download Zip File
2015-0021-F Photographs of Vice President Cheney with Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia and Cheney's Trip to Saudi Arabia in May 2007 View View
2015-0028-S Records of the White House Photo Office Photographs Taken on September 11, 2001 View View
2015-0031-F Records of the White House Photo Office Metadata of Photographs Taken on September 11, 2001 View  
2015-0035-S Vice Presidential Photographs taken at Camp David and the White House, September 12, 2001 View  
2016-0022-S Vice Presidential Photographs of the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Jamestown View View
2016-0032-S Records of the White House Photo Office Photographs Taken at the Inauguration of Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan View  
2016-0033-F Records on Vice President Cheney's Meeting With Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, June 2007 and Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar, October 2001 View  
2016-0038-F Records related to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Visit to the White House on September 11, 2006 View  
2016-0090-F Records on a Syrian Nuclear Reactor dated June 30th to September 9th, 2007 View  
2016-0094-F Records on the Lead-up to the Iraq War View  
2016-0095-F Records related to the April 29, 2004 Meeting of President Bush and Vice President Cheney with Members of the 9/11 Commission View  
2017-0011-F Photographs with Metadata of Vice President Cheney with Rex Tillerson View View
2017-0013-F Photographs of Vice President Cheney with Paul Banducci View  
2017-0023-F Communications and Memoranda to and from Edward "Ed" W. Gillespie View  
2017-0044-F Records related to the British-United States Communication Intelligence Agreement ("UKUSA Agreement") and Other Intelligence Exchange Agreements Made with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand View  

Records of the White House Photograph Office, Vice Presidential Photographs of Senator John McCain

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2018-0056-F Records related to Vice President Cheney's Letter of Resignation View View
2019-0008-F Records on the Hoh Tribe View  
2020-0019-F Records Related to Congressional Letters to Vice President Cheney from Senator Jay Rockefeller and Representative Jane Harman, dated March 11, 2005, on the CIA's Detention Interrogation Program View Download Zip file
2020-0078-F Records on Vice President Cheney's July 16, 2002 Meeting with Acxiom CEO, Charles Morgan View

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2021-0081-F Records on Hank Asher's January 23, 2003 Presentation to Vice President Cheney on the Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX) Program View

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2022-0002-F Records related to Vice President Cheney's May 1, 2001 Schedule and Daily Diary View  
2022-0087-F Photographs of the United States Army Band Concert at the Naval Observatory on July 24, 2007 View  Download Zip file 
2022-0132-F Records related to Vice President Cheney's Meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar on October 17, 2001 View  
2023-0045-S Photographs of President Jimmy Carter View Download Zip file