Lynne Cheney

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Lynne Cheney
Lynne Cheney official photo.jpg
Official photo, 2005
Second Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
Vice PresidentDick Cheney
Preceded byTipper Gore
Succeeded byJill Biden
Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
In office
May 21, 1986 – January 20, 1993
Preceded byWilliam J. Bennett
John Agresto (acting)
Succeeded bySheldon Hackney
Jerry L. Martin and Donald Gibson (acting)
Personal details
Born (1941-08-14) August 14, 1941 (age 81)
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Dick Cheney (m. 1964)
RelationsWayne Vincent and Edna Lybyer
ChildrenElizabeth, Mary
Alma materColorado College University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (born August 14, 1941) was the second lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. She is a novelist, conservative scholar, and former talk-show host.

Early life[change | change source]

Lynne Ann Vincent was born in Casper, Wyoming. Her mother, Edna Lolita (nee Lybyer), became a deputy sheriff, and her father, Wayne Edwin Vincent, was an engineer. She is a descendant of Mormon pioneers. She has family roots in Denmark, Sweden, England, Ireland, and Wales.[1][2] She was raised Presbyterian and became Methodist after she married Dick Cheney.[1]

Books[change | change source]

Lynne Cheney giving a public reading from her book America: A Patriotic Primer to the students of Vincenza Elementary School in Vicenza, Italy. (2004)

Lynne Cheney is the author or co-author of several books:

  • Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family (2007) (ISBN 1416-53288-9)
  • Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America (2006) (ISBN 0-689-86717-4)
  • A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America (2005) (ISBN 1-4169-0925-7)
  • When Washington Crossed the Delaware : A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (2004) (ISBN 0-689-87043-4)
  • A is for Abigail : An Almanac of Amazing American Women (2003) (ISBN 0-689-85819-1)
  • America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) (ISBN 0-689-85192-8)
  • The Body Politic: A Novel (2000) (ISBN 0-312-97963-0)
  • Kings of the Hill: How Nine Powerful Men Changed the Course of American History (1996) (ISBN 0-7567-5864-5)
  • Telling the Truth (1995) (ISBN 0-684-82534-1)
  • Academic Freedom (1992) (ISBN 1-878802-13-5)
  • American Memory: A Report on the Humanities in the Nations Public Schools (1987) (ISBN 0-16-004284-4)
  • Sisters (1981; New American Library, Penguin Group) (ISBN 0-451-11204-0)
  • Executive Privilege (1979) (ISBN 0-671-24060-9)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Davidson, Lee (January 22, 2006). "Lynne Cheney's ancestors". Deseret News. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  2. "Ancestry of Lynne Vincent Cheney". William Addams Reitwiesner. Retrieved January 10, 2014.