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Career

Democratic Party of the United States
2016–present
Nominee for the office of President of the United States
20152016
Candidate for the party's nomination for President of the United States
United States Department of State
20092013
67th Secretary of State of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Senate
20012007
Senator from New York Washington, District of Columbia USA
Government of the United States of America
19932001
First Lady (an unofficial, and unpaid, position) The White House / Washington, District of Columbia USA
State of Arkansas
19831992
Member Arkansas Education Standards Committee
Rose Law Firm
19791992
Partner Little Rock, Arkansas USA
19761979
Associate Little Rock, Arkansas USA
Bill Clinton’s Gubernatorial Campaign
1978
Campaign Strategist Little Rock, Arkansas USA
University of Arkansas Law School
1976
On faculty; directed the school’s Legal Aid Clinic Fayetteville, Arkansas USA
Member of the impeachment inquiry staff advising the House Committee on the Judiciary in the aftermath of Nixon’s Watergate
1974
The advisers researched procedures of impeachment and the historical grounds and standards for impeachment regarding the Nixon-Watergate scandal Washington, District of Columbia USA
Children’s Defense Fund
19731974
Staff Attorney Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Directorships

Children's Defense Fund Under the leadership of Marian Wright Edelman, the first Black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, founded to improve policies and programs for children Member of the Board of Directors
1978
Legal Services Corporation, Little Rock, Arkansas USA Appointed by President Jimmy Carter Member of the Board of Directors
TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) TCBY opened the USA’s first frozen yogurt shop in Arkansas in 1981, and has since grown to over 360 store nationwide. Member of the Board of Directors
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Number 2 in the Fortune 500 list of largest American companies in 2011 Member of the Board of Directors
Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas USA Member of the Board of Directors
19871988
New World Foundation, New York, New York USA Strengthens community-based organizations and local leadership fostering alliances locally and building movements nationally Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Board of Directors

Professional memberships

American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession Chair
American Bar Foundation Chicago, Illinois USA Fellow
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Washington, District of Columbia USA Member
Pulaski County Bar Association Little Rock, Arkansas USA Member
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Little Rock, Arkansas USA
Arkansas Women Lawyers Association Little Rock, Arkansas USA
1973
Arkansas Bar Association Little Rock, Arkansas USA

Professional affiliations

20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Commissioner
20072009
Democratic Caucus of the United States Senate Committee Outreach Vice-Chairman
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Member
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Member
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health Chaiuwoman
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Member
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Commissioner
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Member
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging Member
20032006
Democratic Caucus of the United States Senate Steering and Outreach Committee Chairwoman
20032005
108th Congress of the United States of America Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Commissioner
20032005
108th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Member
20032005
108th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20032005
108th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Member
20012003
107th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on the Budget Member
20012003
107th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20012003
107th Congress of the United States of America The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Member
20012003
107th Congress of the United States of Americ Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Commissioner

Accomplishments of note

2016
First woman nominated for the office of President of the United States by a major political party Wells Fargo Center / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA with her chosen Vice-Presidential running mate, Tim Kaine
2014
Author, non-fiction: Hard Choices Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2009
Globetrotter: As Secretary of State visited 77 countries around the world, everywhere championing women’s rights Between 2009 and 2011, traveled over half a million miles to 77 countries as Secretary of State
2007
Candidate: Democrat Party Presidential nomination In 2007, filed with the Federal Elections Commission and later formally declared her candidacy for the U.S. Presidency, and remained in the presidential primary race to the end of the season, raising over $100 million.
2003
Author, memoirs: Living History Publisher: Simon & Schuster Translated into foreign languages including Chinese
2001
Senator while First Lady: for an overlapping 20 days, the First Lady was a sworn-in Senator The Capitol and The White House / Washington, District of Columbia USA Sworn in as U.S. Senator for New York on January 1, 2001 but remaining First Lady of the United States until January 20, 2001, she served simultaneously for twenty days as a member of the Legislative Branch of government while married to the head of the
2001
Post 9/11 Advocate – for funding for recovery after the attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC The Capitol / Washington, District of Columbia USA with Congress of the United States Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York City, she worked to secure $21.4 billion in funding to assist clean up and recovery, provide health tracking for first r
2000
Author, non-fiction: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History Publisher: Simon & Schuster Coffee table book describing the renovation and refurbishment projects done to the White House during the Clinton administration.
1999
Author, non-fiction: The West and Islam: Towards a dialogue (Lecture series) Publisher: Organisation of the Islamic Conference Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture
1998
Author, children's book: Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets Publisher: Simon & Schuster
1997
Author, non-fiction: The Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Portrait in Her Own Words Publisher: Avon Books with Claire G. Osborne (Author, Editor) An autobiographical portrait
1997
Initiated – families: As First Lady, initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 and the Foster Care Independence Bill The White House / Washington, District of Columbia USA with United States Department of Health and Human Services
1997
Initiated – healthcare: As First Lady, initiated the Children's Health Insurance Program in 1997; worked to increase National Institutes of Health research funding; at the National Institute of Health; and created awareness of illnesses affecting veteran The White House, Washington, District of Columbia USA CHIP was a federal effort that provided state support for those children whose parents couldn’t afford health coverage. NIH research funded for prostate cancer and childhood asthma. at the National Institute of Health; put a spotlight on illnesses strik
1996
Author, non-fiction, New York Times Best Seller list: It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us Publisher: Simon & Schuster
1995
International speaker: created controversy addressing the need for equal rights for women United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China
West Winger: the only First Lady to keep an office in the West Wing, among those of the president's senior staff The White House / Washington, District of Columbia USA As First Lady, Hillary Clinton often attended the morning senior staff meetings when issues she was working on were being discussed. Presidential aides kept her informed of pending legislation and oftentimes sought her reaction to issues as a way of ga
Astronaut hopeful: As a young woman, Hillary Clinton applied to NASA for the astronaut program She was stunned when she was told that girls were not accepted for the astronaut program.
Syndicated Columnist: "Talking It Over" Creators Syndicate Years: 1995-2000

Professional honors and awards

2013
Warren Christopher Public Service Award Pacific Council on International Policy
Ranked among the world’s most powerful people Forbes Magazine Years: 2002-2008
One of “America’s Most Admired Men and Women” Gallup Poll Years: 1993-1994, 1997-2000, 2009-2012
One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World TIME Magazine Years: 2009 and 2012
2013
Philippine Legion of Honor Republic of the Philippines
2013
United States Department of Defense Medal for the Distinguished Public Service United States Secretary of Defense
2013
Liberty Medal National Constitution Center
2013
Chatham House Prize Chatham House
2012
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service International Center for Research on Women
2012
Champions for Change Award for Leadership International Center for Research on Women
2012
Lifetime Achievement Award The Worldwide Ireland Funds
2012
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport State of Arkansas
2012
Lifetime Achievement Award The Worldwide Ireland Funds
2012
Champions for Change Award for Leadership International Center for Research on Women
2011
George C. Marshall Foundation Award George C. Marshall Foundation
2010
George McGovern Leadership Award Whole Food Programme
2010
One of the 25 most powerful women of the 20th century Time Magazine
2009
13th Most Powerful Person on the Planet Newsweek
2009
Most Powerful American Woman Newsweek
2009
Salute to Greatness Award Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
2009
Margaret Sanger Award Planned Parenthood Federation
2009
Barnard Medal of Distinction Barnard College
2009
Global Trailblazer Vital Voices Global Partnership
2009
Named Most Powerful American Woman Newsweek Magazine
2009
36th Most Powerful Woman in the World Forbes Magazine
2006
Remembrance Award Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
2006
Energy Leadership Award United States Energy Association’s Energy Efficiency Forum
2005
Inducted in the National Women’s Hall of Fame National Women’s Hall of Fame
2005
President’s Vision & Voice Award American Medical Women’s Association
2005
National President’s Award Reserve Officers Association
2004
German Media Prize Media Control For representing, in an exemplary way, women's rights
2004
Nursing Health and Humanity Award University of Rochester School of Nursing
1999
Mother Teresa Award Republic of Albania
1999
Lifetime Achievement Award Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund
1998
Health Foundation Prize United Arab Emirates
1997
Grammy National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Spoken Word Album - It Takes a Village
1994
Tulip Cultivated and Named for Her The Netherlands

Community

Community service

1972
Presidential election campaign of Democrat George McGovern Western states, USA Political campaign worker
1971
Minnesota Democrat Senator Walter Mondale's sub-committee on migrant workers Washington, District of Columbia USA Summer work researching problems in housing, sanitation, health and education among migrant workers
1970
Children's Defense Fund Summer work under a grant
New Haven Hospital New Haven, Connecticut USA Took on cases of child abuse
City of New Haven Legal Services New Haven, Connecticut USA Provided free legal service to the poor
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Little Rock, Arkansas USA Co-founder
Arkansas Educational Standards Committee Little Rock, Arkansas USA Committee Chair
1993
President's Task Force on Health Care Reform The White House / Washington, District of Columbia USA Headed task force to oversaw research, investigatory trips, financial reports, numerous committees composed of medical and insurance professionals, lawmakers and other government officials, public service leaders, and consumer rights advocates

Community honors and awards

1984
Arkansas (Young) Mother of the Year Arkansas Association of American Mothers
Public Citizen of the Year (with Governor Bill Clinton) National Association of Social Workers (Arkansas Chapter) Awarded: 1983 or 1984
1983
Arkansas Woman of the Year Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1983
Headliner of the Year Arkansas Press Association
Named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America National Law Journal Awarded: 1991 and 1988
2013
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Central Arkansas Library System
2008
New Yorker of the Year NY1
2007
Person of the Year Irish America Magazine
1995
Dedicated Volume 52 to her New York University Annual Survey of American Law
Nationality
American
Politics
Democratic
Denomination
Methodist

Education

College
Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts USA Bachelor of Arts Political Science 19651969 Senior class president; addressed graduating class
Post-Graduate
Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut USA Children and medicine 19731974
Law School
Yale Law School, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut USA Juris Doctor Law 19691973 Graduated with honors; member of the Yale Law Review and Social Action board of editors
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2009
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut USA Doctor of Laws
2009
New York University New York City, New York USA Doctor of Laws
2007
University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Kingdom of Sweden Doctor of Philosophy
2005
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York USA Doctor of Laws
2005
Agnes Scott College Atlanta, Georgia USA Doctor of Philosophy
2005
Marymount Manhattan College New York City, New York USA Doctor of Laws
2004
Manhattanville College Purchase, New York USA Doctor of Humane Letters
2004
University of Ulster, Magee Campus Derry-Londonderry Republic of Ireland Doctor of Laws
2003
Pace University New York, New York USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1997
Ohio University Athens, Ohio USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1996
Drew University Madison, New Jersey USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1996
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland USA Doctor of Public Service
1995
Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Doctor of Humane Letters
1995
San Francisco State University San Francisco, California USA Doctor of Laws
1995
University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota USA Doctor of Laws
1994
George Washington University Washington, District of Columbia USA Doctor of Public Service
1994
University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois USA Doctor of Laws
1993
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan USA Doctor of Laws
1993
University of Sunderland Sunderland, Tyne and Wear UK Doctor of Laws
1992
Hendrix College Conway, Arkansas USA Doctor of Laws
1988
Arkansas College Batesville, Arkansas USA Doctor of Laws
1985
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas USA Doctor of Philosophy
1993
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA Doctor of Philosophy

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
October 26, 1947
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1975–present
William Jefferson Clinton           1 child Chelsea Victoria Clinton (1980)

Parents

Father
Hugh Ellsworth Rodham (1911-1993)
Mother
Dorothy Emma (Howell) Rodham (1919-2011)

Grandparents

Father's father
Hugh RODHAM
Father's mother
Hannah (Jones) Rodham
Mother's father
Edwin John HOWELL, Jr.
Mother's mother
Della (Murray) Howell

Ancestry

English, Welsh, Scottish, French, Native American