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Women's History Month - Hillary Rodham Clinton

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We are currently in the throes of deciding who will become the 45th President of the United States.  This is Hillary Clinton’s second time running for the highest office of the United States; however, she is not the first woman to run to become President of the United States.  (Click here for more information on women who previously ran for the top office of the U.S. http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/levels_of_office/women-presidential-and-vice-presidential-candidates-selected-list)  She was a New York Senator from 2001 to 2009.  She became Secretary of State in 2009.

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois.  She earned her law degree from Yale University.  It was at Yale that she met, and subsequently married, fellow law school graduate Bill Clinton.  Serving as first lady from 1993 to 2001, she then went on to become a United States senator, the very first, First Lady to do so.  In early 2007, Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency.  During the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became apparent that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote.  After winning the national election, President Obama appointed Hillary Clinton Secretary of State.  She was sworn in as part of his cabinet in January 2009 and served until 2013.  In the spring of 2015, she announced her plans to again run for the U.S. presidency.

Read more on Hillary Rodham Clinton https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/first-ladies/hillaryclintonundefined
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