(42) Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton


Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton



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Bill Clinton

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The White House: Hillary Rodham Clinton

National Women's History Museum Biography of Hilary Clinton

National First Ladies Library Biography of Hilary Clinton

Papers/letters collections

Clinton Digital Library: First Lady’s Office

Manuscripts for Hilary Clinton

Book: Living History

Book: Hard Choices

 Book: What Happened

Historical sites

Hilary Rodham Clinton First Home

Fascinating details

  • First female Democratic nominee for president of the United States (2016), 67th United States secretary of state (2009-2013), and former NY senator (2001-2009; Hillary’s service as U.S. senator overlapped for about a month with her time as first lady, a ‘first’ for first ladies).
  • Hillary graduated from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, becoming one of three women on the legal team working for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon.
  • Was the first woman hired by the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1977 and was named among the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” on two occasions by the National Law Journal.
  • Chaired the Task Force on National Health Care Reform.
  • She had her own office in the West Wing during President Clinton’s term, a ‘first’ for first ladies who traditionally operate from the East Wing.
  • Hillary received criticism for claiming a more prominent role for herself which, at times, led her to emphasize her domesticity and assume a more traditional first lady role.
  • In a "first" for first ladies, Hillary Clinton was subpoenaed by independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, to testify in front of a grand jury regarding the Clintons’ Whitewater dealings. 
  • In 2000, Hillary signed a contract for $8 million for her autobiography.
  • Georgetown University has a ‘Hilary Clinton’ award in recognition of exceptional leadership and the “important role of women in creating a more peaceful and secure world.”