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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Personal data
Date of birthOctober 26, 1947(age 67)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseBill Clinton
RelationsHugh E. Rodham (father, deceased)
Dorothy Howell Rodham (mother)
Hugh Rodham (brother)
Tony Rodham (brother)
ResidenceChappaqua, New York, United States
Alma materWellesley College (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
67th United States Secretary of State
Assumed officeJanuary 21, 2009
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyJames Steinberg
William Burns
Preceded byCondoleezza Rice
In officeJanuary 3, 2001 - January 21, 2009
Succeeded byKirsten Gillibrand
Preceded byDaniel Patrick Moynihan
First Lady of the United States
In officeJanuary 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
Succeeded byLaura Bush
Preceded byBarbara Bush
First Lady of Arkansas
In officeJanuary 11, 1983 - December 12, 1992
Succeeded byBetty Tucker
Preceded byGay Daniels White
In officeJanuary 9, 1979 - January 19, 1981
Succeeded byGay Daniels White
Preceded byBarbara Pryor

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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton ( ; born October 26, 1947) is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was 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 graduating 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. 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. She sat on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and several other corporations.

In 1994 as First Lady of the United States, her major initiative, the Clinton health care plan, failed to gain approval from the U.S. Congress. However, in 1997 and 1999, Clinton played a role in advocating the creation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act. Her years as First Lady drew a polarized response from the American public. The only First Lady to have been subpoenaed, she testified before a federal grand jury in 1996 due to the Whitewater controversy, but was never charged with wrongdoing in this or several other investigations during her husband's administration. The state of her marriage was the subject of considerable speculation following the Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

After moving to the state of New York, Clinton was elected as a U.S. Senator in 2000. That election marked the first time an American First Lady had run for public office; Clinton was also the first female senator to represent the state. In the Senate, she initially supported the Bush administration on some foreign policy issues, including a vote for the Iraq War Resolution. She subsequently opposed the administration on its conduct of the war in Iraq and on most domestic issues. Senator Clinton was reelected by a wide margin in 2006. In the 2008 presidential nomination race, Hillary Clinton won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but narrowly lost to Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

As Secretary of State, Clinton became the first former First Lady to serve in a president's cabinet. She has put into place institutional changes seeking to maximize departmental effectiveness and promote the empowerment of women worldwide, and has set records for most-traveled secretary for time in office. She has been at the forefront of the U.S. response to the 2011 Middle East protests, including advocating for the military intervention in Libya.

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Hillary Clinton praises Anzac spirit - New Zealand Herald Tweet this news
New Zealand Herald--US Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton-. Photo / AP The thoughts of the United States people are with Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day approaches, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today. In a message s - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:51:25 GMT+00:00
Africa: US, AU Discuss Solutions to Libyan Conflict - Tweet this news Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- said the Obama administration wants to work with the African Union to find a political solution to the violence in Libya, as well as to work more closely with the organization to prom - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:04:21 GMT+00:00
TransCanada: Oklahoma's Governor and US Senators Urge Secretary of State ... - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--In their joint letter to Secretary -Clinton-, Governor Fallin and US Senators James Inhofe and Tom Coburn called for an expeditious approval of a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. They are joined in their suppor - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 06:53:14 GMT+00:00
Saturday reading: Disclosure - Politico (blog) Tweet this news
Politico (blog)--Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- talk during an interview by PBS' Charlie Rose, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Frankl - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:18:32 GMT+00:00
Corrections - New York Times Tweet this news
New York Times--An article on Thursday about tensions between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel misstated the location of a speech last week in which Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- announced that Mr. Obama would - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 03:23:40 GMT+00:00
Sen. Pacheco attends State Dept. diplomacy event - Wicked Local Tweet this news
Wicked Local--Pacheco attended and observed a series of events and conversations regarding diplomatic initiatives, including the taping of a segment for the Charlie Rose show where Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- and former Secretary of State - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:55:01 GMT+00:00
De$igning woman defrauded feds - New York Post Tweet this news
New York Post--WASHINGTON -- A politically connected interior designer who won a $5.4 million deal to design fancy crystal glassware for -Hillary Rodham Clinton's- State Department has pleaded guilty to committing fraud to get another ... - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 06:15:28 GMT+00:00
Clinton: Gadhafi may be using cluster bombs - Watertown Daily Times Tweet this news
Watertown Daily Times--Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- speaks during a joint news conference with Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 1 Keep it - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:49:43 GMT+00:00
Clinton: Qaddafi May Be Using Cluster Bombs - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Tweet this news
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty--US Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- has said forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi may be targeting civilians with cluster bombs. Clinton said the bombs, which have been banned by more than 100 countries, w - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:47:56 GMT+00:00
Former SF mayor predicts Obama will dump Biden for Cuomo - USA Today Tweet this news
USA Today--Not for Secretary of State -Hillary Rodham Clinton- -- a frequent subject of rumor -- but for brand new New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Here's a prediction: Vice President Biden moves over to secretary of state, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:29:33 GMT+00:00

Legal offices
Preceded by
William McCalpin
Chairperson of the Legal Services Corporation
Succeeded by
William McCalpin
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Barbara Pryor
First Lady of Arkansas
Succeeded by
Gay Daniels White
Preceded by
Gay Daniels White
First Lady of Arkansas
Succeeded by
Betty Tucker
Preceded by
Barbara Bush
First Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Laura Bush
Honorary Chairperson of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities
Party political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Democratic nominee for United States Senator from New York
(Class 1)
2000, 2006
Succeeded by
Kirsten Gillibrand
New officeChairperson of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee
Succeeded by
Debbie Stabenow
United States Senate
Preceded by
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Senator (Class 1) from New York
Served alongside: Charles Schumer
Succeeded by
Kirsten Gillibrand
Preceded by
John Thune
Chairperson of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on
Superfund and Environmental Health
Succeeded by
Frank Lautenberg
Political offices
Preceded by
Condoleezza Rice
United States Secretary of State
Served under: Barack Obama

Succeeded by
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Ambassadors from the United States
(while at their posts)
Order of Precedence of the United States
as Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Ambassadors to the United States
(in order of tenure)
Preceded by
Otherwise George W. Bush
as Former President
Succeeded by
Otherwise Nancy Reagan
as Widowed Former First Lady
United States presidential line of succession
Preceded by
Daniel Inouye
as President pro tempore of the Senate
4th in line
as Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Timothy Geithner
as Secretary of the Treasury

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c - cabinet-level

Obama cabinet

Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clinton (since 2009)
Secretary of the TreasuryTim Geithner (since 2009)
Secretary of DefenseRobert Gates (since 2009)
Attorney GeneralEric Holder (since 2009)
Secretary of the InteriorKen Salazar (since 2009)
Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsack (since 2009)
Secretary of CommerceGary Locke (since 2009)
Secretary of LaborHilda Solis (since 2009)
Secretary of Health and Human ServicesKathleen Sebelius (since 2009)
Secretary of EducationArne Duncan (since 2009)
Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentShaun Donovan (since 2009)
Secretary of TransportationRay LaHood (since 2009)
Secretary of EnergySteven Chu (since 2009)
Secretary of Veterans AffairsEric Shinseki (since 2009)
Secretary of Homeland SecurityJanet Napolitano (since 2009)
Vice PresidentJoe Biden (since 2009)
White House Chief of StaffRahm Emanuel (since 2009)
Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyLisa Jackson (since 2009)
Director of the Office of Management and BudgetPeter Orszag (since 2009)
Trade RepresentativeRon Kirk (since 2009)
Ambassador to the United NationsSusan Rice (since 2009)
Chair of the Council of Economic AdvisersChristina Romer (since 2009)

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Class 3R. King * Laurance * Armstrong * D. Clinton * Armstrong * Smith * R. King * Sanford * Marcy * Wright * Foster * Dix * Seward * Harris * Conkling * Lapham * Evarts * Hill * Platt * Root * Wadsworth * Wagner * Dulles * Lehman * Javits * D'Amato * Schumer

Rose Law Firm

FoundersRobert Crittenden * Chester Ashley
Prominent partnersHillary Rodham Clinton * Webster Hubbell * Vince Foster * George C. Watkins * Uriah M. Rose
Prominent clientsWal-Mart * Tyson Foods * Arkansas Democrat-Gazette * Bank of America * WEHCO Media * Stephens Inc.

Bill Clinton

PoliticsPresidency (Foreign policy * Clinton Doctrine * Judicial appointments) * Electoral history
ImpeachmentLewinsky scandal * Hearing
Post-presidencyPost-presidency * Clinton Foundation * Presidential Center and Park
BooksBetween Hope and History * My Life * Giving
FamilyHillary Rodham Clinton * Chelsea Clinton * Virginia Clinton Kelley * Roger Clinton, Jr. * Roger Clinton, Sr. * William Jefferson Blythe, Jr. * Socks * Buddy
Wikimedia Bill Clinton at Wiktionary * Bill Clinton at Wikibooks * Bill Clinton at Wikiquote * Bill Clinton at Wikisource * Bill Clinton at Commons * Bill Clinton at Wikinews

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