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Cheney heading to Texas for quail hunt

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is heading to Texas this weekend for his annual quail hunting trip on the ranch where he shot a lawyer in 2006.

Cheney plans N.Y. bird hunt

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney, whose most famous hunt ended when he shot a Texas lawyer, plans to go after birds in the Hudson Valley in New York.

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Dick Cheney to try hunting again

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- For the first time since accidentally shooting a friend, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is planning to go hunting on Election Day, CNN reports.

Putin jibes Cheney over hunting accident

MOSCOW, July 12 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday U.S. Vice President's Dick Cheney's criticism was as off-target as his shooting of a hunting companion.

Hefty fine sought in baby body abuse case

HOUSTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The Texas Funeral Service Commission is urging a hefty fine against a funeral director accused of hiding a baby's body in the pants of a man's corpse.

Cheney witness statements released

SARITA, Texas, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The statements from six witnesses to Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting of a hunting companion have been posted on The Smoking Gun's Web site.

Man shot by vice president leaves hospital

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Harry Whittington, the Republican contributor shot accidentally last week by Vice President Dick Cheney, left a Texas hospital Friday.

No criminal charges in Cheney shooting

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Texas authorities have decided no criminal charges are warranted in Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting of a friend, a report says.
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Harry Whittington
Vice President Dick Cheney gestures during address at a joint session of the Wyoming legislature in Cheyenne, Wyoming February 17, 2006. Cheney made is first public appearance since accidentally shooting hunting companion Harry Whittington last Saturday. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Harry M. Whittington (born March 3, 1927) is an American lawyer, real estate investor, and political figure from Austin, Texas who received international media attention on February 11, 2006, when he was shot in the face by Vice President Dick Cheney while hunting quail with two women on a ranch in Kenedy County, Texas, near Corpus Christi.

Whittington was born in Henderson, Texas on March 3, 1927. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and began practicing law in Austin in 1950. Whittington was a member of the Texas Beta chapter of Phi Delta Theta. The same year, he married Mercedes Baker and they now have four daughters and six grandchildren. In 2006, a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman referred to him as "very rich, very stubborn and very patient." He has also been active in Texas state politics.

Over the years, he has been appointed to several committees and commissions, including the Office of Patent Protection Executive Committee (a committee formed by the governor of Texas to ensure the rights of patent holders), the Texas Public Finance Authority Board, and the Texas Department of Corrections. He is also the current chairman of the Texas Funeral Service Commission, a position he was appointed to by then-Texas Governor George W. Bush. In the 1980s, as an appointee of Gov. Bill Clements, he was instrumental in bringing about reforms necessary for Texas to comply with a federal court order that found the state's treatment of its prisoners unconstitutional. . Whittington is outspoken about his doubts about the death penalty as it is applied in Texas, especially in regard to defendants who are mentally retarded.

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