Hillary Diane Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham) is married to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, and she served as First Lady in the period 1993-2001. Hillary is the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for the presidential elections of 2016 election.
When in 2001 Hillary was elected to the United States Senate she was the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013, and in 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Hillary was born in Chicago in 1947 and raised in Ridge, a small Chicago suburb. Initially, she was active in Republican groups but after she heard a speech by Martin Luther King Jr., she turned to the Democrats in 1968. Hillary went to Wellesley College where she graduated in 1969. She then attended Yale Law School, where she met Bill Clinton, to graduate with honors in 1973, Here met Bill Clinton, a fellow law school graduate, and the couple married in 1975.
Hillary Clinton worked many jobs while at college and came to Washington D.C. in 1971 to take a role in the subcommittee on migrant workers of U.S. Senator Walter Mondale. The next year, in 1972, she worked through the summer out West to campaign for George McGovern, the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
In early 1974, Hillary was appointed to the committee that inquired the presidential impeachment of Richard Nixon and was to advise the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee at the times of the Watergate Scandal. Hillary got fired from that committee by Chief Counsel Jerry Zeifman for what he thought to be unethical professional behavior in relation to President Nixon’s due process.
Many media sources contradicted the allegations and stated that Zeifman had no authority over the young and promising attorney at that time, but Hillary Clinton herself never commented on the affair. After the resignation of Richard Nixon in August 1974, Hillary was appointed a faculty member of Fayetteville’s Law School of the University of Arkansas where her boyfriend and Yale classmate has a teaching function as well.
She was a U.S. senator in the period 2001-2009. In early 2007, Hillary said she would run for the U.S. presidency, but lost the Democratic nomination to Barrack Obama in 2008, but she was appointed the secretary of state, a function she occupied from January 2009 until 2013. In 2016, Hillary was the first U.S. woman that became the presidential nominee.
In 1976, Hillary was working on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign while Bill became attorney general. In 1977, she joined the Little Rock Rose Law Firm. The couple has one daughter, Chelsea Victoria, who was born in 1980, on February 27th. In 1992 Bill was elected president, and the couple lived in the White House from 1993 to 2001.
As her husband’s presidency was limited to two terms, Hillary decided to run for the New York U.S. Senate as the first woman to do so. She won and was reelected in 2006. In 2016, on June 6th, Hillary became the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidential elections as the first woman in the history of the U.S. We now know she won’t be the first female president, though she won the popular vote ….