Hillary Clinton Facts

Hillary Clinton Facts
Hillary Clinton is an American politician most well-known for serving as the First Lady of the United States while her husband Bill Clinton was U.S. President, for serving as a U.S. Senator, as well as the 67th Secretary of State. She was born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26th, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy Emma Howell, a homemaker, and Hugh Ellsworth Rodham, a small businessman. She participated in many activities as a child, including Girl Scouts, and went on to become a member of student council, and the school newspaper in high school. She became interested in politics as a young teen and went on to study political science at Wellesley College. When she attended Yale Law School in the early 1970s she met her future husband Bill Clinton, who would later become U.S. President.
Interesting Hillary Clinton Facts:
Hillary Clinton has two younger siblings, Tony, and Hugh.
Hillary Clinton attended Maine South High School. She graduated in 1965 in the top 5% of her class.
Both of Hillary's parents felt that she should have a professional career.
Hillary Clinton met Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1962 at a speaking event in Chicago.
While attending Wellesley College Hillary became active in school politics, and worked with African-American students to fight for equality. Fellow students predicted she would become the first female U.S. President.
When Hillary attended Yale Law School after graduating from Wellesley College, she continued to work for civil rights, and in 1972 both she and Bill Clinton campaigned for George McGovern's presidential bid, which he lost.
Hillary originally declined Bill Clinton's marriage proposal. They bought a house together in Fayetteville in 1975, and she agreed to marry him that autumn. Their wedding took place on October 11th, 1975 in their home.
Hillary chose to keep her own last name when she married Bill Clinton.
Hillary was the first female to become a full partner at Rose Law Firm, which she accomplished in 1979 after joining the firm two years earlier.
It wasn't until Bill Clinton's 1982 campaign for re-election as Governor of Arkansas that Hillary Rodham began to use the name Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hillary Clinton earned more money than her husband Bill Clinton until he became the U.S. President.
Hillary and Bill Clinton have one daughter Chelsea who was born on February 27th, 1980.
Hillary was originally a Republican but became a Democrat.
In 1993 Bill Clinton became the President of the United States, making Hillary the First Lady of the United States.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first spouse of a U.S. president to be elected to national office and the first spouse to earn a postgraduate degree.
Hillary Clinton was sworn in as a United States Senator while still serving as the First Lady of the United States.
Hillary Rodham Clinton became the 67th U.S. Secretary of State while Barack Obama was serving his first term as U.S. President. She was only the third woman to have this position.
Hillary won a Grammy in 1997 for her audio version of her book It Takes a Village.
Hillary Clinton's most recent political endeavour involved entering the 2016 campaign to run for U.S. President.


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