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Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney
|36th Wife of the Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|Preceded by||Tipper Gore|
|Succeeded by||Jill Biden|
|6th Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities|
|Preceded by||William J. Bennett|
John Agresto (acting)
|Succeeded by||Sheldon Hackney|
Jerry L. Martin and Donald Gibson (acting)
|Born||August 14, 1941|
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
|Relations||Wayne Vincent and Edna Lybyer|
|Alma mater||Colorado 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.
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. She was raised Presbyterian and became Methodist after she married Dick Cheney.
Lynne Cheney is the author or co-author of several books:
- Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family (2007) (ISBN 1416-53288-9)
- Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America (2006) (ISBN 0-689-86717-4)
- A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America (2005) (ISBN 1-4169-0925-7)
- When Washington Crossed the Delaware : A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (2004) (ISBN 0-689-87043-4)
- A is for Abigail : An Almanac of Amazing American Women (2003) (ISBN 0-689-85819-1)
- America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) (ISBN 0-689-85192-8)
- The Body Politic: A Novel (2000) (ISBN 0-312-97963-0)
- Kings of the Hill: How Nine Powerful Men Changed the Course of American History (1996) (ISBN 0-7567-5864-5)
- Telling the Truth (1995) (ISBN 0-684-82534-1)
- Academic Freedom (1992) (ISBN 1-878802-13-5)
- American Memory: A Report on the Humanities in the Nations Public Schools (1987) (ISBN 0-16-004284-4)
- Sisters (1981; New American Library, Penguin Group) (ISBN 0-451-11204-0)
- Executive Privilege (1979) (ISBN 0-671-24060-9)
- Davidson, Lee (January 22, 2006). Lynne Cheney's ancestors. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/content/mobile/1,5620,635177560,00.html. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- "Ancestry of Lynne Vincent Cheney". William Addams Reitwiesner. http://www.wargs.com/political/vincent.html. Retrieved January 10, 2014.