Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Congressperson

1947 –

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Who is Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician and diplomat who was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, serving under President Barack Obama. She was previously a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was also the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham first attracted national attention in 1969 for her remarks as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She embarked on a career in law after receiving her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. Following a stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas in 1974 and married Bill Clinton in 1975. Rodham cofounded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977 and became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978. Named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979, she was twice listed as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. As First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with husband Bill as Governor, she successfully led a task force to reform Arkansas's education system. During that time, she was a member of the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores and several other corporations.

Famous Quotes:

  • I have said publicly no option should be off the table, but I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table.
  • We are here to advance the cause of women and to advance the cause of democracy and to make it absolutely clear that the two are inseparable. There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.
  • “The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”

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Born
Oct 26, 1947
Chicago
Also known as
  • Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
  • Hill
  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton
  • Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Senator Hillary Clinton
  • Hillary R. Clinton
  • Hillary Diane Rodham
  • First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Mrs. Clinton
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • United Methodist Church
  • Protestantism
  • Methodism
Ethnicity
  • White American
  • Scottish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Juris Doctor, Yale Law School
    Law
    (1969 - 1973)
  • Bachelor's degree, Wellesley College
    Political Science
    (1965 - 1969)
  • Maine South High School
    (1964 - 1965)
  • Maine East High School
    ( - 1964)
  • Yale University
Employment
  • United States Department of State
    (2009/01/21 - )
  • Rose Law Firm
  • Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund
  • Yale Child Study Center
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • Commissioner, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
    (2001 - 2009)
  • First Lady
    (1993/01/20 - 2001/01/20)
  • First Lady, Federal government of the United States
    (1993/01/20 - 2001/01/20)
Lived in
  • Park Ridge
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Little Rock
  • Chappaqua

Submitted
on July 23, 2013