Dick Cheney

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Richard Bruce Cheney ( CHAY-nee; born January 30, 1941) is an American retired politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. Often cited as the most powerful vice president in American history, Cheney previously served as White House Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford, the U.S. representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 1979 to 1989, and as the 17th United States secretary of defense in the administration of President George H. W. Bush. He is the oldest living former U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Cheney has received more than 24,526,565 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Dick Cheney is the 1,558th most popular politician (down from 1,129th in 2019), the 468th most popular biography from United States (down from 341st in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Politician.

Dick Cheney is most famous for being the Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was also the Secretary of Defense from 1989 to 1993.

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Among politicians, Dick Cheney ranks 1,558 out of 19,576Before him are Khasekhemwy, Qutuz, Harsha, Crixus, Ismail Ibn Sharif, and Userkaf. After him are Egon Krenz, Jebe, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Öljaitü, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, and Mongkut.

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Among people born in 1941, Dick Cheney ranks 34Before him are Jon Lord, Tadao Ando, Jon Brower Minnoch, Laura Antonelli, Fausto Cercignani, and Flórián Albert. After him are Nick Nolte, Faye Dunaway, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Paul Simon, Nathalie Delon, and Frank Farian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dick Cheney ranks 468 out of 20,380Before him are Elinor Ostrom (1933), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Bryan Cranston (1956), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Iggy Pop (1947), and Jayne Mansfield (1933). After him are Steven Van Zandt (1950), Gordon Allport (1897), Lou Reed (1942), Jodie Foster (1962), John Tyler (1790), and Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Dick Cheney ranks 59Before him are William Henry Harrison (1773), Jefferson Davis (1808), Sarah Palin (1964), William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), and Jim Mattis (1950). After him are John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), John Kerry (1943), David Duke (1950), Chester A. Arthur (1829), and Nelson Rockefeller (1908).