Biography of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

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Career

Rodham-Clinton held the position of United States Senator for New York from 2001 up until 2009. She is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. She was the First Lady of the United States for the two terms that Bill Clinton was in office from 1993 to 2001. She was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2008 election running against the current President Barack Obama.
Rodham-Clinton had commanded national attention in 1969 because of her statements as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She pursued a career in law once she graduated from Yale Law School in 1973.She briefly served as a Congressional legal counsel, soon after which she moved to Arkansas in 1974 and married the former president Bill Clinton in 1975. She helped to establish the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977. In 1978 she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation. In 1979 she was named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. She has been identified twice in the list of 100 most influential lawyers in America. She was the First Lady of Arkansas between the years 1979 to 1981 and again in 1983 to 1992 with her husband Bill Clinton who was the then Governor. She was integral in reforming Arkansas’s education system. She has sat on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and many other notable corporations.

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