Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton DEMDemocrat

American politician and First Lady of the United States (1993-2001)

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Hillary ClintonDEMDemocrat American politician and First Lady of the United States (1993-2001)
75
Years of Age
20
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

Hillary Diane Clinton (née Rodham; born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 67th United States secretary of state under president Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the United States as the wife of president Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee for president in the 2016 presidential election, becoming the first woman to win a presidential nomination by a major U.S. political party; Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College vote, thereby losing the election to Donald Trump. Raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Rodham graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1973. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married future president Bill Clinton in 1975; the two had met at Yale. In 1977, Clinton co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. She was appointed the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978 and became the first female partner at Little Rock's Rose Law Firm the following year. The National Law Journal twice listed her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America. Clinton was the first lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1992. As the first lady of the United States, Clinton advocated for healthcare reform. In 1994, her major initiative—the Clinton health care plan—failed to gain approval from Congress.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$5,144
Total Raised
$3,236
Total Spent
$18,175
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
1969 - 1973
Wellesley College
Bachelor of Arts political science
1965 - 1969
Maine East High School
1964
Maine South High School
1964 - 1965
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
United States Secretary of State
2009 - 2013
Secretary of State
United States of America
2009
Senator
United States Senate
2001 - 2009
United States Secretary of State
First Lady
President Bill Clinton
1993 - 2001
Partner
Rose Law Firm
1979 - 1992
Attorney
Rose Law Firm
1976 - 1979
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas Law School
1975
Staff Lawyer
Children's Defense Fund
1973
Former Board Member
Wal-Mart
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Board Member
Clinton Foundation
2013 - 2015
Board Member
The Country's Best Yogurt Company
Co-Founder
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Former Board Member
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Former Board Member
Children's Defense Fund
Founder
Vital Voices
Member
American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession
Board Member
Legal Services Corporation
1977
Former Chair
Task Force of National Health Care Reform
Former Chair
Steering and Coordination Committee
Former Chair
Legal Services Corporation
Former Chair
Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
Former Co-Chair
Congressional E-911 Caucus
Former Commissioner
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Former Member
Senate National Guard Caucus
Former Member
Democratic Policy Committee
Former Member
Senate Rural Health Caucus
Former Member
Senate Steel Caucus
Former Member
Democratic Technology and Communications Committee