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Lynne V. Cheney is the wife of Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
BirthdayAugust 14, 1941
ParentsWayne Vincent, an engineer
Edna Vincent, deputy sheriff
SiblingsTwo brothers: Mark and Leon
Elementary SchoolPark Elementary School and McKinley Elementary School in Casper, Wyoming
Favorite TeacherMiss Shidler
Favorite Subject in SchoolReading
Childhood ActivitiesCompetitive games such as dodge ball and spelling bees
CollegeColorado College, Bachelor of Arts, major in English
Graduate SchoolUniversity of Colorado, Master of Arts, studied Irish poet William Butler Yeats
University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. studied English poet Matthew Arnold
Career and Public Service
Columnist and author of five books
Co-host of Crossfire Sunday
Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
AccomplishmentsAs Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mrs. Cheney was a national spokesperson for education reform. She issued numerous reports advocating historical literacy and recommending the teaching of core knowledge in all fields of learning, from literature to science, and mathematics. She also served on Texas Governor George W. Bush's education team and on an advisory group that revised Texas standards for the study of history. Mrs. Cheney has written and spoken widely on the need for high standards for all students and for tests that will show whether these standards are being achieved.
Dream for ChildrenMrs. Cheney's hope is that all children will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities this country offers.
Brain ChallengeWhere did Mrs. Cheney spend her childhood?
Mrs. Cheney's mother held an interesting job. What was it?
How many degrees does Mrs. Cheney have?
What organization did Mrs. Cheney chair?
What television program did Mrs. Cheney host?
Challenge Question:To complete her master's degree and her Ph.D., Mrs. Cheney studied two scholars who were known for what type of literature?
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