Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

67th Secretary of State (2009-2013)

Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S.  Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and presidential candidate. 

Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947. After graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, she began her life-long work on behalf of children and families by joining the  Children’s Defense Fund. 

In 1974, she moved to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton and became a successful attorney while  also raising their daughter, Chelsea. 

As First Lady of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, Hillary Clinton championed health care for all  Americans and led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, reduce  teen pregnancy, and create the Children’s Health Insurance Program. 

In 2000, Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, and the first  woman elected to statewide office in New York. As Senator, she worked across party lines to expand  economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. After September 11, 2001, she  helped to rebuild New York and provide health care for first responders. 

In 2007, she began her historic campaign for president, winning 18 million votes and becoming the first  woman to ever win a presidential primary or caucus state. 

In her four years as America’s chief diplomat and the President’s principal foreign policy adviser, Clinton  led the effort to restore America’s leadership in the world. She negotiated a cease-fire in Gaza that  defended Israel’s security and headed off another war in the Middle East, mobilized an international  coalition to impose crippling sanctions against Iran, and championed human rights around the world, as  she has her entire career. 

In 2016, Clinton made history again by becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major  U.S. political party. As the Democratic candidate for president, she campaigned on a vision of America  that is “stronger together” and an agenda to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the  top, earning the support of nearly 66 million Americans. 

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the author of eight best-selling books, including her campaign memoir, What  Happened, and The Book of Gutsy Women, with Chelsea Clinton. 

She and President Clinton reside in New York, have one daughter, Chelsea, and are the proud  grandparents of Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper.