Hillary Clinton was the first American first woman to ever win a public office seat.
Early Life and Education
Hillary Clinton was born as Hillary Diane Rodham in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947. She earned her law degree from Yale University. She was influenced to work in some manner of public service after hearing a dialogue by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and thus became a Democrat in 1968.
She was nurtured in Park Ridge, Illinois, a beautiful suburb situated 15 miles northwest of city Chicago. Hillary was active as a young girl in young Republican groups and campaigned in 1964 for Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater.
Her mother, Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham, was U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and mother of First Lady, U.S. Senator.
Siblings and Cousins
Hillary Rodham, eldest sister, was a successful fabric store owner. She has two younger brothers, Hugh Jr. and Anthony.
Education and Early Career
Rodham studied in Wellesley College, where she was interested in politics and was selected senior class president before completing graduation. She then studied in Yale Law School and met Bill Clinton. After graduating in 1973 with honors, she enrolled at Yale Child Study Center, and took courses on medicine and children and finished one post-graduate year of study.
Marriage to Bill Clinton
She married Bill Clinton, her fellow law school graduate, at their home in Fayetteville, on October 11, 1975. She later served as a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009. Clinton declared her plans in 2007 to stand for the presidency. She conceded the nomination, during the 2008 Democratic primaries, when it was clearly apparent that Barack Obama is going to win. Obama appointed Clinton, after winning the national election, as secretary of state. In January 2009, she was bound in as part of his cabinet and she served until 2013. She declared her plans, in 2015, to stand again for the U.S. presidency.
Before proposing her, Clinton had secretly purchased a small house, which she had liked. He revealed that they owned the house after she accepted his proposal to marry her.
Chelsea Victoria, her daughter, was born on February 27, 1980.
Son-in-Law and Granddaughter
Chelsea, her daughter, married to prior Goldman Sachs investment banker in 2010. Presently, he hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinksy.
In 2014, Clinton’s daughter Chelsea gave birth to Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
In 1977, Hillary got involved with the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock. She got appointed by President Carter as part-time chairman of the Legal Services Corporation.
She served on the boards of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She also served on the boards of Wal-Mart and TCBY.
The National Law Journal chose her in 1988 and 1991 to be known as one of the 100 most powerful American lawyers.
During 1992 presidential campaign, Hillary rose as a dynamic and valued partner of Bill Clinton. Further, Bill chose her to control the Task Force in 1993 on National Health Reform. The disputed commission provided a complicated plan which never came to the ground of either house. It was discarded in September 1994.
In the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, in 1998, the White House was engulfed.