Hillary Clinton Biography - Profile
Clinton Biography (Hillary Rodham Clinton):
United States Senator of the Democratic
Famous for :
being the wife of former president of
the United States Bill
Clinton and for pursuing her own political
career as a New York Senator for the Democratic
Party. Hillary is also a candidate for
American president in the United States
presidential election of 2008 for the
: Born - October 26, 1947 Chicago,
Illinois, USA / Lives - United States
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Clinton is most famous
for being the wife of the 42nd President
of the United States of America, Bill Clinton.
She has also pursued her own career in politics
more recently by becoming a Senator for
New York. Senator Clinton is also running
to be nominated for the presidential election
in 2008 for the Democratic party.
She was born as Hillary Diane Rodham in
Chicago, Illinois on the 26th of October,
1947. Her parents were the homemaker Dorothy
Rodham and the small businessman Hugh Rodham.
Hillary also has two brothers: Hugh Ellsworth
Rodham, Jr. and Tony Rodham.
Hillary graduated from the Wellesley College
and Yale Law School. She was interested
in politics from an early age, with a leaning
towards Republican views at sixteen years
of age. It was during her studies at the
Wellesley College in Massachusetts that
she began to think more liberally, and became
a member of the Democratic Party. She graduated
with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the
Yale Law School in 1973 after writing her
thesis on the rights of children.
Hillary also met the long haired Bill Clinton
while studying at the Yale Law School. The
couple married in 1975 and relocated to
Little Rock, Arkansas. Hillary Clinton continued
to pursue her own career after marriage.
Some of her achievements included becoming
the first woman to be a full partner in
the prestigious Rose Law Firm, becoming
chair at the United States Legal Services
Corporation in 1977, heading the American
Bar Association Committee on Women in the
Profession, and being Chair of the Board
of the Childrens Defense Fund from
1986 through to 1991.
"I never thought I would end up
being the Senator from New York. I never
thought that the long haired, bearded guy
I married in law school would end up being
President". Hillary Rodham Clinton
From 1978 through to 1980 she became the
First Lady of Arkansas when her husband
Bill Clinton became the Governor of Arkansas.
She lost the position for two years after
her husband failed to be reelected. They
were back in the statehouse in 1982 after
her husband regained his position as the
Governor of Arkansas.
When her husband became the American President
in 1992, Hillary Rodham Clinton took on
the title of the "First Lady of the
United States". She was not the usual
First Lady that simply smiled and looked
good for the cameras. No First Lady of the
United States before her had held a post
graduate degree and very few have had as
successful a career as Hillary had.
As First Lady she continued to live an active
life, using her power to bring attention
to causes that she was passionate about,
including the rights of women and children
worldwide. Her high profile led to negative
remarks from the media and political critics,
like "Billary" and "Co-Presidents".
The marriage of Hillary and Bill Clinton
became strained in 1998 after a brief affair
that Bill Clinton had with the Whitehouse
intern Monica Lewinsky. The media attention
was intense and relentless, but the couple
have remained together and continue to have
a strong relationship.
Hillary Rodham Clinton continued in politics
after her husband's presidency. She served
time as a Senator in the state of New York
for the Democratic Party from 2001 through
to 2009. Hillary Clinton was also a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for the United
States presidential election in 2008. Other
competing senators from the Democratic Party
for the presidential nomination included
Biden, and John Edwards. Clinton lost
to Barack Obama who went on to become
the first black president of the United
States of America.
Clinton became the 67th United States Secretary
of State with the administration of President
Barack Obama on the 21st of January,
2009. As secretary her first trip outside
of the United States was to Asia, visiting
Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, and China.
Hillary and Bill Clinton have one child
together. Chelsea Clinton was born on the
27th of February, 1980.
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