Hillary Clinton Bio, Career, Senate, Age, Education, Family, Politics, Husband and Net Worth
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Who Is Hillary Clinton?
Hillary Clinton (Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton) is an American politician, lawyer, attorney, diplomat, and public speaker. In addition, she also served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Moreover, she has also served as the United States senator for New York from 2001 to 2009.
From 1993 to 2001 she served as the First Lady of the United States. Furthermore, she became the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States by a major political party when she won the Democratic Party nomination in 2016.
In addition, she was also the first woman to win the popular vote in an American presidential election. However, she was defeated in the Electoral College by Donald Trump.
1993 to 2001
Serving as the First Lady of the U. S
Her husband Bill Clinton took the office of president in 1993 January. As his wife, she automatically took the office of the first lady. In addition, her press secretary stated that she would be using ” Hillary Rodham Clinton” as her official name.
Moreover, Clinton was the first woman in this capacity to have a postgraduate degree and her own professional career prior to joining the White House. In addition, she was also the first to have an office in the West Wing of the White House in apart from the typical first lady offices in the East Wing.
Her appointments filled at least eleven top-level posts, as well as scores of lower-level positions. Furthermore, she was highly considered as the most publicly powerful presidential lady in American history, following Eleanor Roosevelt. However, some of her critics complained that the first lady should not have a prominent role in public policy concerns.
How Old Is Hillary Clinton?
She was born on October 26, 1947
Hillary Clinton Family
Who are Her Parents?
She was born in Chicago Illinois at Edgewater Medical Center and raised in United Methodist as the daughter of Hugh Rodham and Dorothy Howell. In addition, his father was running a small but successful textile business while her mother was a homemaker.
Does She Have Siblings?
She has two younger brothers, Hugh and Tony, though much is not known about them.
Hillary Clinton Education
She graduated from Maine Sout High School in 1965. After that, she joined Wellesley College where she majored in political science where she graduated with a Bachelor of Art in 1969. After that, she enrolled in Yale Law School where she received her Juris Doctor in 1973.
Hillary Clinton Husband
She is married to Bill Clinton, a former US president. The two met at Yale Law School and they started dating in 1971. The two dated for four years and got married in 1975.
Hillary Clinton Kids
Together with her husband, they have been blessed with one daughter by the name of Chelsea Clinton.
In January 1993, Hillary Clinton was appointed to chair a task force on National Health Care Reform by Bill Clinton. Bill was hoping she would replicate the success she had in leading the effort for Arkansas education reform. Moreover, as the Chair, she went on and called for the passage of health care reform to be given higher priority.
In addition, her recommendation became known as the Clinton health care plan. The proposal was requiring the employers to provide health coverage to their employees through individual health maintenance organizations. However, its opponents laughed at the plan and even nicknamed it a “Hillarycare”. In addition, the plan also faced opposition from some Democrats in Congress. However, due to the lack of enough support from the floor of the house, the proposal was sidelined in 1994.
In November 1998, Daniel Patrick who was a long-serving US Senator announced his retirement. In the race to replace him several famous Democrat figures such as Charles Rangel called Hillary to replace Daniel Patrick in the 2000 general election.
After she decided to run for the position, she became the first wife of a president to vie for an elected position. Moreover, during the main election, she was facing Rick Lazio, a Republican nominee and a member of the US House of Representatives who at that time was representing New York’s 2nd congressional district.
Moreover, their campaign effort together with Giuliani’s efforts spent a record of $90 million combined. She went ahead and won the election on November 7th, 2000, with 55% of the vote while Lazio received 43% of the votes.
After that, she was sworn in on January 3rd, 2011. When she was sworn in, George W Bush, who had won the presidential election at that time was yet to be inaugurated so she became the first and only first lady to serve as the Senator.
As Senator, she served in different committees including;
- Budget (2001–02)
- Armed Services (2003–09)
- Environment and Public Works (2001–09)
- Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001–09)
- Special Committee on Aging.
Furthermore, in 2005, she called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate how hidden sex scenes showed up in a controversial video game called Grand Theft Auto. Due to this reason, she joined hands together with Joe Liberman and Evan Bayh and they came up with the Family Entertainment Protection Act. The Act was intended to protect children against inappropriate content found in video games. Moreover, in 2004, she voted against a Federal Marriage Amendment, which was seeking to ban same-sex marriages.
In November 2004, Hillary Clinton confirmed he bid to seek reelection. In addition, being her second time, she easily won the Democratic nomination over opposition from antiwar activist Jonathan Tasini. However, the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro, withdrew from the race. This was after several months of poor campaign performance.
In the general election, she was facing John Spencer, a Republican nominee and a former Mayor of Yonker. She won the general election, garnering 67% of the votes while her opponent gained 31% of the vote cast. When it comes to funding she spent around $36million more than any other candidate who was running for the same position. Some of her Democrats critics said that she spent too much in a one-sided race. On the other hand, some of her supporters were concerned if she left any for a potential presidential candidate in 2008.
2016 presidential campaigns
After serving in the Senate for two-term, she finally announced her bid to run for the presidency in the 2016 election. Her campaign Headquarters were established in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. During her campaigns, she mainly focused on raising middle-class income, developing universal preschool, making college education more affordable, and many others.
The race was not that easy as she faced a prominent democrat Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Moreover, on March 1 known as Super Tuesday, she won seven of the eleven contests, including a chain of dominating victories across the South buoyed.
Furthermore, by June 5, 2016, she had garnered enough delegates and supportive superdelegates for the media to consider her the presumptive nominee. Having taken lead in many states she was eventually nominated at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016. Her appointment made her the first woman to be nominated for a presidential seat by a major political party in the US. After being nominated, she appointed Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.
In the general election, she faced Donald Trump a Republican nominee, Gary Johnson, a Libertarian, and Jill Stein of the Green Party. In the main election, Donald Trump won the election with 46.1% of the popular vote and 56.5% of the votes while Hillary Clinton was the second one garnering 48.2% of the popular vote and 42.2% of the electoral vote.
Hillary Clinton Height
She stands at an average height of 1.67m tall and weighs 60kg.
Hillary Clinton Net Worth
Being a successful politician, lawyer, speaker, and writer she has earned herself a net worth of $120 million.
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