Hillary Clinton. biography
Born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois and began her political endeavors campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater at the age of 17. Soon after hearing Martin Luther King giving a speech in Chicago, Hilary emerged as a Democrat in 1968.
After graduating as senior class president at Wellesley College a year later, Hillary enrolled in Yale where she met her future-husband and political enthusiast Bill Clinton.
Following her graduation in 1973, the aspiring politician began building her resume and was later named a member of the presidential impeachment inquiry staff during the Watergate Scandal in 1974. Once President Nixon resigned in August of that year, she began teaching at the University of Arkansas Law School alongside Bill.
On October 11, 1975, Hillary and Bill tied the knot and later welcomed their daughter Chelsea Victoria on February 27, 1980. Also during this time, Hillary began working on Jimmy Carter’s 1976 triumphant campaign and was appointed chairman of Legal Services Corporation by the newly appointed president.
While Bill acted as the Governor of Arkansas for multiple years (1979-1981,1983-1992), Hillary prepared for her role as first lady, heading the state’s Educational Standards Committee and co-founding the state’s Advocates for Children and Families among others. By 1991, she had been named one of the 100 most powerful lawyers nationwide by The National Law Journal twice.
As soon as her husband was elected president in 1992, Hillary’s proven political track was put into use by Bill who appointed her as the head of the Task Force on National Health Reform (1993). Despite being a part of several failed projects and enduring a public ridicule of her husband and his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, she stood by his side.
Hillary then defeated Republican Rick Lazio in the race for the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which was the first time a president’s first lady had successfully campaigned and won a national office. She went on to be re-elected in November 2006.
A yea later, Hillary decided to embark on a journey to become the first female president, but later stepped down when it was clear her fellow Democratic nominee Barack Obama would easily take the majority of the delegate vote.
Although a setback, Obama was confident in her political abilities and appointed her the 67th U.S. secretary of state on January 21, 2009. She immediately began taking advantage of her position, leading diplomatic efforts in part of the military and Arab Spring conflict in Libya. On February 1, 2013, she officially stepped down as secretary of state.
According to reports, Hillary is said to be preparing for her 2016 presidential bid.
Hillary Clinton Husband & Dating History Timeline
1975 - Present
Hillary and Bill Clinton tied the knot on October 11, 1975, in a Methodist ceremony that took place in the living room of their Fayetteville home.
The two later welcomed their daughter Chelsea on February 27, 1980.