Hillary Clinton


Hillary Diane Rodham was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. The daughter of Dorothy Rodham and the late Hugh Rodham, she and her two younger brothers, Hugh and Tony, grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, as part of a close-knit family. Throughout her childhood, the foundations of her lasting commitment to family, work, and service were established. It is this commitment and the belief that we "all have an obligation to give something of ourselves to our community," that has helped to shape her role and actions as our nation's First Lady. As a young student, Hillary organized food drives, served in student government, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a ...

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became a staff attorney for the Children's Defense Fund. A year later she was recruited by the Impeachment Inquiry staff of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. Hillary left Washington and "followed her heart to Arkansas," marrying Bill Clinton in 1975. The couple taught together on the law faculty of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Their daughter, Chelsea, was born in 1980. Hillary Rodham Clinton served as First Lady of Arkansas for twelve years. During that time, she worked as a full-time partner of a law firm, founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, introduced Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth, chaired an education committee that set public school standards in Arkansas, managed a home, and cared for her husband and child. She also founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital.
In addition to serving as chairwoman of the Arkansas ...

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For example, because the private living quarters did not have an informal place to gather for meals, she decided to have the serving kitchen on the second floor converted into a family kitchen. There, the three of them could gather around the table just as they had in Arkansas.
In 1996, the First Lady authored It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us, a national call for all sectors of society to take responsibility for our children. In her book, the Hillary emphasizes that while parents are the most important influence in their children's lives, and have the primary responsibility in raising them, society also plays an important role in rearing our nation's ...

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