Timeline On Dick Cheney: 1962 and 1963 - Cheney is arrested twice for driving under the influence.
1966 - Drops out of doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin to work as staff aide for Governor Warren Knowles.
1968 - Cheney is awarded an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship on staff of Congressman William Steiger and moves to DC.
1969 - Assigned to work for Donald Rumsfeld, the Director of Office of Economic Opportunity in President Richard Nixon's administration. Rumsfeld appoints him to position of special assistant.
1970 - Rumsfeld becomes a White House counselor. Cheney becomes his deputy.
1971-1973 - Assistant Director of the Cost of Living Council.
1973 - Rumsfeld asks Cheney to join him in Brussels when Nixon appoints Rumsfeld ambassador to NATO. Cheney declines and instead accepts a post as vice president at Bradley, Woods and Company, a DC investment firm that counsels corporate clients on politics and federal policy.
August 1974 - Gerald Ford succeeds President Richard Nixon and appoints Donald Rumsfeld to head his transition team. Rumsfeld recruits Cheney to serve as his deputy.
September 1974 - Named deputy assistant to the president.
November 5, 1975-1977 - White House Chief of Staff.
1981-1987 - Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee.
1984 - Has a second heart attack.
1987 - Elected chairman of the House Republican Conference.
1988 - Becomes House minority whip.
1988 - Has a third heart attack and undergoes quadruple bypass surgery.
March 1989 - President George H.W. Bush nominates Cheney for secretary of defense after John Tower's nomination for the position fails to win Senate confirmation.
1989-1993 - Serves as secretary of defense. He directs two military campaigns during this time: Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East.
July 3, 1991 - Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H. W. Bush for his leadership in the Gulf War.
March 1992 - Cheney and other current and former Congressmen are named in a scandal involving overdrafts at the House bank.
1995 - Becomes chairman and CEO of Halliburton, an engineering and construction company for the petroleum industry.
March 2000 - Asked by George W. Bush to be his running mate. He declines, instead accepting a position vetting potential vice presidential candidates. He accepts in July when Bush asks again.
November 22, 2000 - Cheney checks himself into a hospital with chest pains. Doctors say he had a mild heart attack, and insert a stent to open an artery.
December 12, 2000 - The U. S. Supreme Court reverses a Florida Supreme Court's decision ordering a statewide recount of thousands of questionable ballots - effectively ceding Florida's 25 electoral votes and the presidency to George W. Bush and vice presidency to Dick Cheney by a five to four deciding decision exactly five weeks after Election Day.
March 5, 2001 - Cheney checks himself into George Washington University Hospital with chest pains. He undergoes angioplasty to reopen the artery treated in November 2000. It is determined he did not suffer a heart attack on this occasion.
June 30, 2001 - Doctors insert a "pacemaker- plus" device to monitor Cheney's heart rhythm and slow it down if it becomes irregular.
November 2, 2004 - George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are re-elected as president and vice president of the United States after Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry concedes on November 3.
September 24, 2005 - Undergoes surgery at George Washington University Hospital for an arterial aneurysm behind his right knee. A similar procedure will be performed on an aneurysm in an artery behind the left knee at a later date.
December 18, 2005 - Makes a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. It is his first trip to the country since 1991.
January 9, 2006 - Cheney is hospitalized briefly at George Washington University Hospital after suffering shortness of breath. The problem is believed to be associated with medication Cheney is taking for a foot ailment.
July 28, 2007 - Vice President Cheney has the battery replaced in his implanted heart defibrillator.
November 26, 2007 - He is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat), after he visits his doctor complaining of a lingering cough. He undergoes a routine heart procedure intended to shock the heart back into normal rhythm.
September 17, 2009 - Undergoes elective back surgery to deal with pain caused from a case of lumbar spinal stenosis.
February 22, 2010 - Cheney is hospitalized at the George Washington University Hospital after experiencing chest pains. After a stress test and a heart catheterization it is determined Cheney suffered a mild heart attack.
June 25, 2010 - Is hospitalized at George Washington University for conditions related to his coronary artery disease. He has a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted in July to help his heart pump.