|Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney|
|36th Wife of the Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|Preceded by||Tipper Gore|
|Succeeded by||Jill Biden|
|6th Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities|
|Preceded by||William J. Bennett
John Agresto (acting)
|Succeeded by||Sheldon Hackney
Jerry L. Martin and Donald Gibson (acting)
|Born||August 14, 1941
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
|Relations||Wayne Vincent and Edna Lybyer|
|Alma mater||Colorado College|
Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (born August 14, 1941) is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and the former Second Lady of the United States. 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. She was raised Presbyterian and became Methodist after she married Dick Cheney.
Books[change | change source]
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]
- Davidson, Lee (January 22, 2006). "Lynne Cheney's ancestors". Deseret News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/content/mobile/1,5620,635177560,00.html. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- "Ancestry of Lynne Vincent Cheney". William Addams Reitwiesner. http://www.wargs.com/political/vincent.html. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
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