All About Hillary Clinton

All About Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947) is the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential elections. She served under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013 as Secretary of State. From 2001 to 2009, she had served as a United States Senator from New York, and from 1993 to 2001, she was the First Lady of the United States.


Hillary Rodham, a native of Illinois, became the first student commencement speaker of Wellesley College in the year 1969. In 1973, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School. Before marrying Bill Clinton and moving to Arkansas in 1975, she had served as a Congressional legal counsel. In 1977, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and a year later, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation. She was listed twice as one of a hundred most influential lawyers by The National Law Journal.

From 1981, and between 1983 to 1992, when she was serving as the First Lady of Arkansas, she led a task force responsible for reforming the education system in the state. Her major initiative known as the Clinton health care plan of 1993 did not gain approval from the U.S. Congress during her tenure as First Lady. The public had given a polarized response on her years as First Lady, as she was the only one to have had subpoenaed and testified before a federal grand jury regarding the Whitewater controversy in 1996. In 1998, her marriage withstood the Lewinsky scandal.

After shifting to New York, she was elected as the first female senator from the state in 2000. During her tenure as Secretary of State, she advocated for the U.S. military intervention in Libya and was at the forefront of the U.S. response to the Arab Spring.

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She was also a leading candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to the 2008 presidential election, in which she won more primaries and delegates compared to any other female candidate in the history of America.