Lynne Cheney, who was born in Casper, Wyoming, in 1941, studied English literature at Colorado College before going on to complete her graduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Cheney founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni after serving as the National Endowment for the Humanities’ chairwoman in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
She served as a member of the Lockheed Corporation board of directors and co-hosted CNN’s “Crossfire” from 1995 to 1998. She collaborates closely with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and serves as a director of the Reader’s Digest Association.
Cheney rose to the position of the second lady after George W. Bush chose her husband, CEO of Halliburton Dick Cheney, as his running mate and won the election.
She held office from 2001 to 2009 and was a vocal opponent of media violence, particularly that found in obscene lyrics, violent rap, and graphic video games.
She is the author of several books, including “Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family,” “When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots,” and “American Memory: A Report on the Humanities in the Nation’s Public Schools.”
Elizabeth and Mary are the couple’s two daughters, and they have been married since 1964. Lynne and Dick have both publicly stated their support for gay marriage as one of their daughter is also a lesbian
Lynne Cheney Net Worth
Cheney Lynne The former second lady of the United States, author, and former talk show host Lynne Cheney has a net worth of $100 million.