News Updates:3/25/2012: Dick Cheney is recuperating from a heart transplant he received over the weekend.
2/23/2010: Former Vice President Dick Cheney's office reported that Cheney experienced his fifth heart attack on February 22, 2010.
Born:Richard Bruce Cheney: January 30, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He grew up in Casper, Wyoming.
Lynne Ann Vincent: August 14, 1941 in Casper, Wyoming.
How Dick and Lynne Met:
Dick said in an interview that Lynne didn't pay attention to him until he was a bit older. "Around my seventeenth birthday she finally agreed to go out with me, and we've been a regular item ever since."
Source: Missile Defense. April/May 2001 Issue.
Stephen Hayes: "There had been no formal proposal. They just decided to get married."
Stephen F. Hayes. Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President. page 39.
Their coffee-and-cake style reception was at the Henning Hotel in Casper.
Lynne: College teacher; magazine editor; co-author of seven books; chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Elizabeth Cheney Perry: Born in 1966. Elizabeth, an attorney and Fox News contributor, is married to Philip Perry. They have five children.
- Mary Claire Cheney: Born in 1969. Gay rights activist. Mary married her longtime partner, Heather Poe, in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2012. Mary and Heather have two children.
Quotes About the Marriage of Lynne and Dick Cheney:
Source: "Vice President's Remarks at a Bush-Cheney '04 Rally." Whitehouse.gov. 7/16/2004.
Dick about Lynne: "She's better than anyone at giving me honest advice, not just telling me what I want to hear. I trust her judgment."
Lynne about retiring from politics: "We have been doing this for 40 years," she said. "And you know, I really look forward to a life where, you know, we can stretch out a little bit more, put up our feet, look at the Tetons."
Source: Rita Braver. "Lynne Cheney on the VP, Gays and Her Book." CBSNews.com. 10/7/2007.
Mary Cheney about her relationship with Heather Poe: "From my perspective and from Heather's perspective, we already are married. We've built a life together. We've built a home together. She's the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. The way I look at it, the laws just haven't caught up with us yet. I don't need to walk down an aisle to know about my commitment to her."