Dick Cheney worked in the Nixon and Ford administration, serving as White House chief of staff from 1975-1977. He was elected congressman from Wyoming for five terms before being selected by H. W. Bush as the secretary of defense, overseeing Operation Desert Storm. In 1995, he became the CEO of Halliburton Company before being chosen as the vice president nominee with George W. Bush in the 2000 election. Cheney took a leading role after the September 11 attacks, coordinating the Global War on Terrorism. Dick Cheney was a leading proponent of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he supported wiretapping of U.S. citizens by the National Security Agency and enhanced interrogation techniques that have been equated with torture. Cheney has been called the most powerful vice president in American history.
The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census. The number of Representatives is set by law at 435. The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration. The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.
Dick Cheney was a member of the U.S. House Representatives prior to his election as vice president. Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate. A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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