Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney to Address The Economic Club Nov. 5 2009

BENTON HARBOR, MICH. — The next guest in The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan 2009-2010 Speaker Series is former Vice President Dick Cheney, it was announced today by Club President Michael Cook. Cheney will address the member-only club, Nov. 5 at the Mendel Center for Arts and Technology, Lake Michigan College, Benton Township, Mich.


For more than 40 years, Dick Cheney has served in the highest levels of the U.S. government and the private sector. His political career includes serving as White House Chief of Staff in the aftermath of Watergate and America’s withdrawal from Vietnam; Congressman of Wyoming and a member of the House Republican leadership during the Reagan years; Secretary of Defense as the Cold War ended and America defeated Iraq in Desert Storm; CEO of Halliburton, one of the world’s foremost energy firms; and Vice President of the United States in the George W. Bush administration. Few Americans can match the depth and breadth of his public service and experience.

Cheney is widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful and influential vice presidents in U.S. history. He transformed national security and intelligence policy. Domestically he was pivotal in reorganizing the government to defend the homeland. Following the closest presidential election in American history, Cheney was also instrumental in overseeing the selection of Bush’s first Cabinet and later screening nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court. Renowned for his zeal for building a strong America, Cheney will provide members with a unique perspective on the economic and geopolitical challenges of our time.

Attendance at the Cheney meeting is limited to The Economic Club members only. Meeting membership is closed for the 2009-2010 season. Individuals interested in joining The Club may add their names to a waiting list by visiting or calling (269) 982-6010 and leaving their names, phone numbers, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses. For more information about The Club, its speakers and membership options, visit, e-mail or call (269) 982-6010.