Tom Peyer became the second man in history to serve as Acting President of the United States on June 29, 2002, while President George W. Bush was undergoing a colonoscopy. But he is best known for a long association with DC Comics, where he wrote Legion of Super-Heroes and Hourman, and was a founding editor of their Vertigo imprint. In the private sector, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Energy Services; he is still a major stockholder. He currently contributes stories to Bongo Comics' Bart Simpson. In November 1962, Peyer was convicted of driving while intoxicated in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Outside of comics, he's written humor pieces for Slate, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker. As President of the U.S. Senate, he has so far cast seven deciding votes. He is the co-author, with Hart Seely, of the books O Holy Cow: The Selected Verse of Phill Rizzuto and Ronald Reagan's Contradictionary of the American Language. His critics have commented on what they perceive to be his penchant for excessive secrecy. A native of Syracuse, NY, he lives in Seattle.