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Dick Cheney Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Dick Cheney, the 46th vice president of the United States.

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

Religion: Methodist

Other Facts:
When Cheney was 13, his family moved to Casper, Wyoming, where his father worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.

July 28, 2007 – Vice President Cheney has the battery replaced in his implanted heart defibrillator.

November 26, 2007 – He is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat), after he visits his doctor complaining of a lingering cough. He undergoes a routine heart procedure intended to shock the heart back into normal rhythm.

September 17, 2009 – Undergoes elective back surgery to deal with pain caused from a case of lumbar spinal stenosis.

February 22, 2010 – Cheney is hospitalized at the George Washington University Hospital after experiencing chest pains. After a stress test and a heart catheterization it is determined Cheney suffered a mild heart attack.

June 25, 2010 – Is hospitalized at George Washington University for conditions related to his coronary artery disease. He has a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted in July to help his heart pump.

August 2011 – On a tour to promote the release of his upcoming memoir “In My Time,” Cheney criticizes former Bush administration officials Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and George Tenet. Cheney says his book will have “heads exploding” in Washington, DC.

March 24, 2012 – His office says he is recovering after undergoing successful heart transplant surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.

2013 – The medical memoir “Heart: An American Medical Odyssey,” co-written by Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner, is released.

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