Liz Cheney born on July 28, 1966, is an American attorney and she is a politician serving as the US Representative for Wyoming’s late congressional district since 2017. Cheney has the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership. After Deborah Pryce and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Elizabeth is the third person to be elected for this position.
Elizabeth as well as her younger sister Mary was born in Madison, Wisconsin. They 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 was campaigning for congress, she had attended her sixth and seventh grades in Casper. She graduated from McLean High School in 1984 where she was a cheerleader at that time. Cheney received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Colorado college where her thesis was very appraised “The Evolution of Presidential War Powers”. Cheney was very smart she even received her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996 and she even went on to take the course of Middle Eastern history at Oriental Institute.
Liz Cheney Career
Cheney has worked for the State Department for five years from 1989-1993 before she decided to attend law school. After Cheney graduated from law school she took her practice of law at the law firm of White & Case as an international law attorney consultant and became a member of the World Bank group. Cheney returned to the US on Feb 14 2005 and she was directly appointed a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Eastern Affairs and became a Coordinator for Broader Middle East ad North Africa Initiatives. Cheney has taken initiatives to promote and expand educational opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa in those areas where they lack proper educational facilities.
In that Cheney oversaw that there was a launch of two semi-independent foundations first was Fund of the Future whose worth was 100$ million and second was Foundation of future whose worth was $55 million and because of that Liz issued a draft for a new Iraqi constitution. Liz took a big step and announced that she would run for the senate in 2014. After that when Cynthia Lumnis announced her retirement Liz grabbed the opportunity and announced that she was considering running for her seat but on February 1, 2016, Liz started campaigning for Wyoming’s Seat and won with 60% votes. In 2020 Liz defeated Blake Stanley in the Republican Primary with 73% votes and even went on to defeat Democrat Lynnette Grey Bull in the general election with 63% votes.
Liz Cheney Biography
|Real Name||Elizabeth Lynne Cheney|
|Birth Date||July 28, 1966|
|Age (as of 2021)||54 Years|
|Birth Place||Madison, Wisconsin, USA|
|Profession||Attorney & Politician|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimeters – 160 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 56 kg – in Pounds – 124 lbs|
|Sister||One (Mary Cheney)|
|School||McLean High School|
|College||Colorado College, University of Chicago Law School,|
|Who is her Husband?||Phillip Perry|
|Children||5 (Grace, Kate, Elizabeth, Richard & Philip Richard Perry)|
Cheney’s relationship with her sister suffered when Cheney in her campaign stated that she opposes same-sex marriage. Her younger was not in her favor and denounced her sister saying that Liz was always fond of her girlfriend Heather and even gave blessings when they got married in 2012. After that, the relation between them has never been the same due to this. Liz got married to Philip Perry who was her partner at the law firm at Latham & Watkins in Washington DC. They got 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 proponents of Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories. When Frank Gaffney hosted an SPLC designated hate group Liz gave the keynote address at that dinner party.
Liz Cheney Net worth
As of 2021, Liz’s personal wealth is to be estimated from $5 million to $8 million. She has been associated with governmental positions since 2002. The average salary for high-ranking officials is $150,000.
- Liz fought the construction of the Park Islamic In Lower Manhattan.
- She supported the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t tell. Not really.
- She thinks it’s libelous to call waterboarding torture.