Dick Cheney is an American Republican politician born in 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cheney was the 46th Vice President of the United States serving under President George W. Bush. He was also the White House Chief of Staff from 1975-1977 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Wyoming from 1979 to 1989. In 1989, President George H.W. Bush chose Cheney to be the Secretary of Defense. He released a memoir titled In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. Cheney is married to Lynne Cheney and has two children.