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CHENEY ELECTED TO UNION PACIFIC'S BOARD

 BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense, congressman and White House Chief of Staff, was elected to the board of directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), effective Jan. 28.
 Cheney, 51, served as Secretary of Defense from 1989 until last week's change in administration. Prior to his cabinet position, Cheney served as Wyoming's sole congressman since 1978. While in Congress, Cheney held a number of leadership positions, including House Minority Whip, Chairman of the House Republican Conference and Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee. In addition, Cheney was a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Before his congressional service, Cheney served as White House Chief of Staff to President Gerald R. Ford from 1975 to the end of the Ford Administration.
 Cheney is also on the board of US West.
 A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science from the University of Wyoming and was a Ph.D. degree candidate in political science at the University of Wisconsin in 1968.
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