Lynne Cheney is an author, scholar, and the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. As chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993, she wrote and spoke about the importance of teaching children about the leaders, events, and ideas that have shaped our world.
Cheney has worked to bring tales of the American past to a wide audience, writing articles about history for numerous publications on topics ranging from women’s suffrage in the West to the way Americans celebrated the country’s centennial. She has also turned her attention to children and their families, writing six bestselling history books for them.
Cheney received her B.A. in English literature with highest honors from Colorado College. She continued her education with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a PhD in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She and her husband have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
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