Cheney, often cited as the most powerful vice president in American history,   ended his tenure as an unpopular figure in American politics. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He served as White House chief of staff from to In , he was elected to the U. House of Representatives , and represented Wyoming's at-large congressional district from to , briefly serving as House minority whip in He was selected as Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. Bush , and held the position for most of Bush's term from to
Who Is Dick Cheney?
Through the closed door we can still hear him cackling. In the early nineteen-sixties, Cheney dropped out of Yale twice, but one professor there made a deep impression on him. That was H.
Skip to main content Press Enter. Richard B. Cheney George H. Bush Administration. John G. Tower to be his secretary of defense. When the Senate in March rejected his nomination, Bush selected Rep. Dick Cheney of Wyoming. He went on to further graduate study in political science at the University of Wisconsin, and moved to Washington as a congressional fellow for the —69 year.
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