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Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney
36th Wife of the Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
Preceded byTipper Gore
Succeeded byJill Biden
6th Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
In office
Preceded byWilliam J. Bennett
John Agresto (acting)
Succeeded bySheldon Hackney
Jerry L. Martin and Donald Gibson (acting)
Personal details
BornAugust 14, 1941 (1941-08-14) (age 79)
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Spouse(s)Dick Cheney
RelationsWayne Vincent and Edna Lybyer
ChildrenElizabeth, Mary
Alma materColorado College University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

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.[1][2] She was raised Presbyterian and became Methodist after she married Dick Cheney.[1]


Lynne Cheney giving a public reading from her book America: A Patriotic Primer to the students of Vincenza Elementary School in Vicenza, Italy. (2004)

Lynne Cheney is the author or co-author of several books:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Davidson, Lee (January 22, 2006). "Lynne Cheney's ancestors". Deseret News.,5620,635177560,00.html. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  2. "Ancestry of Lynne Vincent Cheney". William Addams Reitwiesner. Retrieved January 10, 2014.