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Cheney biography

NAME: Richard Cheney.

AGE-BIRTH DATE: 59; born Jan. 30, 1941, in Lincoln, Neb.

RELIGION: Methodist.

FAMILY: Wife, Lynne, a native of Casper, Wyo.; two grown daughters.

EDUCATION: Attended Yale University for one year. Received bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming, 1965; master's degree in political science, 1966. Did doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin.

EXPERIENCE: White House chief of staff under Gerald Ford, 1974-76; Wyoming representative, 1978-89, eventually becoming House Republican whip; secretary of defense under President Bush, 1989-93; chairman and CEO of Dallas-Based Halliburton Corp., one of the world's leading engineering and construction company for oil companies, 1995-present.