"Cowboy" Chuck Chambers (born Charles Walker Chambliss, 6 May 1912) is the current President of the United States, serving a life term in the wake of the Big One. At 109 years old, he is the longest-living President in history, and may be too full of spite to actually die.
Chambers is a violent misanthrope with sadistic tendencies, which he disguises in public behind a friendly, folksy persona that draws upon his experiences as an actor in cowboy roles. He wears boots with spurs to press conferences and tells long-winded anecdotes about roping steers when asked questions he doesn't want to answer. But he takes note of the question, and who asked it, and makes sure their life becomes significantly worse for it. He is not above petty revenge, and in fact finds it one of the few things that can still make him smile.
During the early years of Hollywood, Chambers (then Chambliss) began his career as a stunt rider on Western movies, quickly moving up to starring roles through a combination of his skill, dependability, and family money. His first movie as lead, under his new screen name, was A Bullet for My Horse (1937), and in the following years he made 2,872 more Westerns, culminating in Vengeance Rides Out Again (1974). He played very few supporting roles, even toward the end of his career, preferring to be the "white hat" protagonist whenever possible. One of the most famous exceptions was his role as retired U.S. Marshal Kentucky "Thunderbolt" Dogg in Outlaw County (1964) and its sequel Hanged Before Noon (1967), mentor and father figure to protagonist Sheriff Jackson Noon (played by Randolph Booker), a role that Chambers accepted after being dazzled by the script, especially that Dogg's bodycount in the first movie was to be "north of a thousand and every man jack of them a Mexican."
The many long hours of trick riding undertaken during his career, widely considered to be his signature as an actor, are also the cause of a rare medical condition that renders Chambers completely impotent. This knowledge has never been disclosed to the general public, due to the coincidental deaths of almost everyone who finds out about it, usually due to accidents or in incidents officially ruled as accidents.
Chambers officially retired from acting in early 1975, followed in 1976 by a run for governor. Though he was widely considered to be an underdog due to his relative inexperience, his showmanship on the campaign trail made his larger-than-life personality his primary asset, charming both voters and anonymous political donors alike. With millions sunk into his campaign and a number of promises made behind closed doors, Chambers took the victory with a passionate speech that promised an end to the "effeminate, liberal, treasonous policies" of his predecessor.
His tenure as governor paved the way for his later presidency, laying all the necessary groundwork in voter suppression projects and money under the table.