Liz Cheney, born Elizabeth Lynne Cheney is an American attorney and politician. She is the eldest daughter of the former (46th) US Vice President, Dick Cheney. Liz Cheney has been serving as the U.S. Representative for Wyoming‘s at-large congressional since 2017. She is also the third woman elected to the Chair of the House Republican Conference. She previously served in several positions during the George W. Bush administration and was one of the candidates for the US Senate election in 2014. Known for her hawkish foreign policy views, Cheney is critical of the foreign policy of the Donald Trump administration.
What is Liz Cheney Famous For?
- US Representatives representing Wyoming’s at-large congressional district since 2017.
- Chair of the House Republican Conference since 2019.
- Daughter of the former Vice President, Dick Cheney.
Where is Liz Cheney From?
Liz Cheney was born on 28 July 1966. Her birthname is Elizabeth Lynne Cheney. Her birthplace is in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She was born to a father, Dick Cheney, and a mother, Lynne Vincent. She has a younger sister named Mary Cheney. She belongs to white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
Regarding her educational background, Liz attended McLean High School. After graduating from high school in 1984, she enrolled at Colorado College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College in 1988. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996. She also took courses in Middle Eastern history at the Oriental Institute.
Liz Cheney Career
- After graduating from Colorado College, she worked for the State Department for five years and the US Agency for International Development between 1989 and 1993.
- She then worked at the consulting firm, Armitage Associates LLP. The firm was founded by Richard Armitage.
- She then studied law at the University of Chicago Law School and earned her J.D. degree in 1996.
- After graduating from law school, Cheney practiced law at the law firm of White & Case.
- She also worked as an international law attorney and consultant at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group.
- She served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union.
- She also served as a USAID officer in US embassies in Budapest and Warsaw.
- She joined the State Department after she was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in 2002.
- Under the position, she overlooked the Middle East Partnership initiative.
- She left her position in 2003 to serve in her father’s 2004 Vice-Presidential reelection campaign.
- She returned to the State Department in 2005 after she was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator of Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.
- Under the position, she oversaw the launch of two semi-independent foundations, the Fund of the Future (to provide capital for small businesses) and the Foundation of the Future (to promote the press and democracy).
- She endorsed a draft of a new Iraqi constitution.
- She headed the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group (ISOG). It is a unit within the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, established in 2006.
- After her tenure in the State Department, she signed on as one of three national co-chairs of Fred Thompson’s 2008 presidential campaign. Thompson dropped out of the race.
- She then became the senior foreign policy advisor for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.
- Along with William Kristol and Deborah Burlingame, Liz launched the nonprofit organization, Keep America Safe in October 2009. The organization was set up to provide information for concerned Americans about critical national security issues.
- She joined Fox News as a contributor in January 2012 and guest-hosted Hannity and Fox News Sunday.
- She left Fox News in July 2013 after she announced her intention to run for US Senate in Wyoming in 2014.
- She received criticism from her championing of hawkish foreign policy positions to a public spat with her sister Mary over her vocal opposition to same-sex marriage.
- Enzi’s popularity led Liz to withdraw from the race. She withdrew from the race citing family health issues in January 2014.
- She announced her candidacy for Wyoming’s lone seat in the US House of Representatives in February 2016. Cynthia Lummis had announced her retirement from the seat.
- She won the general election with over 60% of the total votes.
- She was sworn into office in January 2017.
- She was elected by the Republican membership as the Chair of the House Republican Conference for the 116th Congress.
- Dick Cheney, Liz’s father published a memoir, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir in 2011. Dick co-authored the book with his daughter, Liz. They published their second book, on foreign policy, Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America in 2015.
Liz Cheney Husband
Liz Cheney is a married woman. She is married to Philip Perry. Philip is a partner at the law firm, Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. The couple tied a knot to each other in 1993 in Wyoming. The couple shares 5 children together. More details about her personal life will be updated soon.
Liz Cheney Height
Liz Cheney has an average American height and weight. She has an average body build. Her eye color is blue and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Liz Cheney Net Worth
Liz Cheney has been serving as US Representative for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district since 2017. She previously held several positions during George W. Bush’s administration. In her career, she also practiced law at a private firm. She reportedly makes or is paid $1 million annually. Her salary details are not available at present. Her net worth is estimated between $5 and $10 million. Detailed information about her salary and net worth will be updated soon.