U.S. Vice President under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. He was known for being one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in US history and he spearheaded Bush policies such as the War on Terror, NSA Wiretapping, and enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboading.
He flunked out of Yale twice and deferred from the draft four times.
He was one of the first Republican Party members to come out in support of gay marriage.
He met his high school sweetheart and wife, Lynne Vincent, at age 14 and later had two daughters with her.
He served as Vice President to George W. Bush for two terms and played a leading role in his administrations response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.