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Cheney, Lynne (1941–)

Cheney, Lynne (1941–)

American writer, educator and government official. Name variations: Lynne V. Cheney. Born Lynne Ann Vincent, Aug 14, 1941, in Casper, Wyoming; dau. of Wayne Vincent (engineer with the US Bureau of Reclamation) and Edna (Lybyer) Vincent (deputy sheriff); Colorado College, BA, 1963; University of Colorado at Boulder, MA, 1964; University of Wisconsin, PhD in 19th-century British literature, 1970; m. Dick Cheney (vice president of US), Aug 29, 1964; children: Elizabeth and Mary Cheney.

Taught at University of Wyoming, University of Wisconsin and Northern Virginia Community College (1964–70); taught English at George Washington University; published 1st novel Executive Privilege (1979), followed by Sisters (1981); worked as a researcher and writer for the Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting (1982–83); became a senior editor of Washingtonian magazine (1983) and contributed 2 regular columns; also wrote (with husband) Kings of the Hill (1983) and (with Victor Gold) The Body Politic (1988), as well as Telling the Truth (1996) and 2 books for children, America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) and Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women (2003); served as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1986–93); became a senior fellow of American Enterprise Institute.

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