Liz Cheney Biography
Liz Cheney is an American attorney and politician who has been serving as Wyoming’s lone member of Congress in the United States House of Representatives since 2017. She is the House Republican Conference Chair, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership. Furthermore, Liz is the third woman to be elected in that position after Deborah Pryce and Cathy McMorris.
She is the elder daughter of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne Cheney.
Cheney partly attended her sixth and seventh grades in Casper, Wyoming, as her father campaigned for Congress. Later, she joined McLean High School, graduating in 1984, where she was an active cheerleader. She then attended Colorado College for a Bachelor of Arts degree.
In 1996, Cheney received a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School after also taking courses in Middle Eastern history at the Oriental Institute.
Liz Cheney Age
How old is Liz Cheney? Cheney is 55 years old as of 2021. She was born Elizabeth Lynne Cheney on July 28, 1966, in Madison, Wisconsin, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on July 28th every year, and her zodiac sign is Leo.
Liz Cheney Family
Cheney was born to her parents; Dick Cheney, a former U.S vice president, and mother Lynne Cheney. She has a sister named Mary Cheney.
Liz Cheney Husband
Liz is married to her husband, Philip Jonathan Perry, an American attorney who was formerly a political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush. In addition, Peery was also acting as an associate attorney general at the Department of Justice, general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, and general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.
Liz Cheney Children
Perry and Liz have been blessed with five children: three daughters and two sons. The daughters are Grace Peery, Kate Perry, and Elizabeth Perry, while the sons are Philip Richard Perry and Richard Perry.
Liz Cheney Career
After graduating from Colorado College, Liz started working for the State Department for 5 years. She also worked for the United States Agency for International Development between 1989 and 1993.
Within no time, she got a different job at the consulting firm; Armitage Associates LLP, a firm founded by Richard Armitage. This was before pursuing a J.D. degree in 1996.
After graduating from Law School, Cheney practiced law at the law firm of White & Case. In addition, she worked as an international law attorney and consultant at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group.
In a different setup, Liz worked as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the F=former Soviet Union. She further served as a USAID officer in the United States embassies in Budapest and Warsaw.
In 2002, Cheney joined the state department after an appointment by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Under this position, she oversaw the Middle East Partnership initiative.
Moreover, in 2003, Cheney left her position to serve in her father’s 2004 Vice-President re-election campaign. Later in 2005, she returned to the State Department after an appointment by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordination of Broader Middle East and Northern Africa Initiatives.
Liz oversaw the launch of two semi-independent foundations, namely, the Fund of the Future and the Foundation of the Future. She further endorsed a draft of a new Iraqi constitution as well as headed the Iran-Syria Policy and Operations Group (ISOG).
After her term in the State Department, Liz signed on as one of three national co-chairs of Fred Thompson’s 2008 presidential campaign. However, Thompson dropped out of the race. This move made her the senior foreign policy advisor for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.
In October 2009, Liz alongside Wiliam Kristol and Deborah Burlingame launched the non-profit organization, Keep America Safe. This is an organization geared to provide information for concerned Americans about critical national security issues.
In January 2012, Liz joined Fox News where she guest-hosted Hannity and Fox News Sunday. However, in July 2013, she left Fox News and announced her intention to run for the United States Senate in Wyoming in 2014. She later withdrew from the race citing family health issues.
In February 2016, Liz announced her candidacy for Wyoming’s lone seat in the United States House of Representatives, after Cynthia Lummis had announced her retirement from the seat. Amazingly, Liz won the seat with over 60% of the total votes cast.
In January 2017, she was sworn into office and later elected by the Republican membership as the Chari of the House Republican Conference for the 116th Congress.
Liz Cheney Net Worth
Cheney has an estimated net worth of between $10 million and $15 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as an attorney and a politician.
Liz Cheney Salary
Cheney receives an estimated annual salary of around $1 million.