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Hilary Clinton is a woman of many talents in the political arena with a rich history, which includes running as the potentially first woman President of the United States in 2016. She began her political career in Washington, D.C. as the First Lady from 1993 to 2001 alongside her husband, President Bill Clinton. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001 and became the first American First Lady to hold a national office title. She served as a U.S. Senator from 2001 to 2009. In 2007, she ran in the Democratic primary to win the presidency, but later conceded to Barack Obama. Obama, then president, hired her as Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the oldest daughter of a fabric store owner, Hugh Ellsworth Rodham and a homemaker, Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham. Clinton grew up with two younger brothers, Hugh E. Rodham, Jr. and Anthony Rodham.
Clinton's passion for advocating for racial equality and social justice began when she volunteered in needy communities with her church youth group. She then heard Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. speak and decided to work in the public service sector. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and Yale Law School in 1973, during which time she met fellow law student Bill Clinton.
While dating, the future Mrs. Clinton worked as an attorney, and in 1972, she joined Bill as they worked for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern. She become increasingly aware of the severe child neglect and abuse cases while working at the New Haven Legal Services at Yale which would inspire her further.
In 1975, Bill and Hillary married, living in Fayetteville, Arkansas until 1976 when Bill was elected state attorney general and moved to Little Rock.
In 1978, Bill was elected Governor of Arkansas and a year later, Mrs. Clinton was named the first female partner in the Rose Law Firm. She was the First Lady of Arkansas until 1992 and during that time, Clinton's passion for children's advocacy resulted in a task force to reform Arkansas's educational system.
Tenure as First Lady
Clinton was a controversial figure when she was First Lady from 1993 through 2001. She was depicted as the antithesis of family values as a full-time working mother to their daughter, Chelsea Victoria Clinton, born in 1980, according to the National First Ladies' Library website. In an unprecedented move for a First Lady, Clinton's office was located in the West Wing where she took on the goal to reform the country's health care system.
Secretary of State
From 2009 to 2013, Clinton served as the United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama. She was known as the only former First Lady to become a member of the Cabinet.
Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 2016, making history as the first woman to receive the presidential nomination from a major political party. It would turn into one of the most historic presidential upsets in history as she conceded to Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.