On January 19, 2009 (his last day in office as Vice President) Cheney injured his back while moving boxes. He appeared at the inauguration of Barack Obama the next day, sitting on a wheel chair.
He was succeeded by Joseph R. Biden Jr. as Vice President of the United States.
His daughter Mary is openly lesbian.
He has suffered four heart attacks, underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 1988, and had a pacemaker fitted in 2001.
On June 25, 2004, during an angry exchange on the Senate floor about profiteering by Halliburton, Cheney used the F word on Senator Patrick Leahy.
He played a non-speaking role as a police official in the movie Die Hard with a Vengeance.
In 1991, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On June 29, 2002 he became Acting President of the United States when President Bush underwent a colonoscopy.
He served as a congressman from Wyoming from 1979-1989.
He has stated that he is not interested in running for president after President Bush leaves office.
In February 2006, he accidentally shot his friend, Harry Whittington, while quail hunting.
From 1995-2000, he was the CEO of Halliburton, an energy corporation.
Dick Cheney became the youngest White House Chief of Staff in history, at age 34.
He was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated twice.
He is currently the 46th Vice President of the United States.
He attended Yale University.
He has two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary.
He was elected the class president in High School.
He was the Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush, from 1989-1992.
Cheney: (Regarding objections over sending 21,500 more troops to Iraq) It won't stop us, and it would be, I think, detrimental from the standpoint of the troops.
Cheney: You've got a job to do, and because you've got a job to do, you've got to focus on that, so you don't have time for personal considerations.
Cheney: It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
Cheney: I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
Cheney: According to a news account last month, people leaving the Democratic National Convention asked a Boston policeman for directions. He replied, "Leave here - and go vote Republican."
Cheney: From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
Cheney: I had other priorities in the 60's than military service.
Cheney: Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam Hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait.
Cheney: Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.
Cheney: When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around.