Born to Kimberly Cheney and Margreta Curtis (Swenson) Cheney in New Haven, CT.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in geology from Yale University; Serves as a lieutenant (junior grade) in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1958.
Is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State College until 1964; Is a consultant for Ore Deposits and Regional Geology through today.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy in geology from Yale University; Is an assistant and associate professor at the University of Washington until 1969.
Serves as chairman of the North Pacific Section of the American Institute of Mining Engineers until 1970.
Serves as president of the Northwest Geological Society and again in 1987.
Becomes a life member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Is a visiting associate professor at Stanford University.
Is president of Cambria Corp. in Seattle, WA until 1991; Becomes a fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Is a visiting research professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa until 1985.
Is a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg (formerly Rand Afrikaans University) until 1991.
Is president and founder of the Kaapvaal Corp. through today.
Receives the Tool of Geology Award from the Northwest Geological Society.
Is a professor of geology at the University of Washington until 2005.
Serves on the board of trustees of the American Exploration and Mining Association until 2007.
Receives the T. Lyle Taylor Starter’s Service Award from the American Exploration and Mining Association.
Is honored as professor emeritus of geology at the University of Washington.
Receives the Lifetime Service Award from the Northwest Geological Society.
Becomes a fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa.
Receives the J. D. Barksdale Service Award from the University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences.