Liz Cheney is an American attorney and politician who has served as the US Representative for Wyoming’s late congressional district since 2017. Cheney holds the third-highest position in the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives. Elizabeth is the third person elected to the post, after Deborah Pryce and Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Elizabeth and her younger sister Mary were born in Madison, Wisconsin. Both are the daughters of parents Dick Cheney and former Second Lady Lynne Cheney. When Liz was born, her parents were studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When her father ran for Congress, she was in sixth and seventh grade at Casper. She graduated from McLean High School in 1984, where she was a cheerleader at the time. Cheney received her bachelor’s degree in art from Colorado College, where her dissertation, The Evolution of Presidential War Powers, received high praise. Cheney was very smart, she even received her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996 and even took the Middle Eastern History course at the Oriental Institute.
Liz Cheney career
Cheney worked for the State Department for five years from 1989 to 1993 before deciding to go to law school. After Cheney completed her law degree, she began her legal practice at the law firm White & Case as a consultant to international lawyers and became a member of the World Bank Group. Cheney returned to the United States on February 14, 2005 and was directly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Greater Middle East and North Africa Initiatives. Cheney has taken initiatives to promote and expand educational opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa in areas lacking adequate educational facilities.
In it, Cheney oversaw the establishment of two semi-independent foundations, first, Fund of the Future valued at $100 million and second, Foundation of Future valued at $55 million, and therefore Liz issued a draft for a new Iraqi constitution. Liz took a big step and announced that she would be running for Senate in 2014. Thereafter, when Cynthia Lumnis announced her resignation, Liz seized the opportunity and announced that she was considering running for her seat, but on February 1, 2016, Liz began campaigning for Wyoming’s seat and won with 60% of the vote. In 2020, Liz Blake defeated Stanley in the Republican primary with 73% of the vote and even defeated Democrat Lynnette Gray Bull in the general election with 63% of the vote.
Liz Cheney Biography
|Real name||Elizabeth Lynne Cheney|
|date of birth||July 28, 1966|
|Age (as of 2022)||56 years|
|place of birth||Madison, Wisconsin, USA|
|job||Lawyer & Politician|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 3” – in centimeters – 160 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 56kg – in pounds – 124 pounds|
Liz Cheney family
|sister||One (Mary Cheney)|
|school||McLean High School|
|University||Colorado College, University of Chicago Law School,|
|who is Liz Cheney’s husband?||Philip Perry|
|children||5 (Grace, Kate, Elizabeth, Richard & Philip Richard Perry)|
Cheney’s relationship with her sister suffered when Cheney declared in her campaign that she was opposed to same-sex marriages. Her younger one was not in her favor and denounced her sister, saying that Liz always liked her friend Heather and even gave blessings when they married in 2012. After that, the relationship between them was never the same because of this. Liz married Philip Perry, who was her partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Washington DC. They married in 1993 and have five children.
Liz faced controversy when Bud Goodgall allegedly called Liz a conspiracy propagandist. She defended herself by saying that advocates for Barack Obama’s citizenship are conspiracy theories. When Frank Gaffney moderated a hate group designated by the SPLC, Liz delivered the keynote speech at that dinner party.
Liz Cheney net worth
As of 2022, Liz’s personal net worth is reported to be between $7 million and $9 million. She has held government positions since 2002. The average salary for senior officials is $150,000.
Facts About Liz Cheney
- Liz fought against the construction of Park Islamic in Lower Manhattan.
- She supported the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Not really.
- She finds it defamatory to call waterboarding torture.