in political science, 1965; University of Wyoming, M.A. in political science, 1966; Attended University of Wisconsin as a Ph.D. candidate, 1968, did not finish
Other Facts: When Cheney was 13, his family moved to Casper, Wyoming, where his father worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.
Cheney was co-captain of Natrona High School football team and senior class president. Lynne Vincent, his future wife, was the homecoming queen.
Timeline: 1962 and 1963 - Cheney is arrested twice for driving under the influence.
1966 - Drops out of doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin to work as staff aide for Governor Warren Knowles.
1968 - Cheney is awarded an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship on staff of Congressman William Steiger and moves to DC.