Hillary Diane Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the suburban community of Park Ridge, Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1973. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975; the two had met at Yale. The Life and Career of Hillary Clinton The Life and Career of Hillary Clinton Early life Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947, at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Hugh Rodham, was a successful businessman, and her mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, was a homemaker. Hillary has two younger brothers, Hugh Jr. and Tony. The family lived in a suburb of Chicago, and Hillary attended public schools. The Life and Career of Hillary Clinton 1972 campaign In 1972, Clinton ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lost the election, but her performance impressed many people, including her future husband, Bill Clinton. After the loss, she moved to Arkansas and co-founded a law firm with him. The couple married in 1975 and had one daughter, Chelsea. First Lady of Arkansas (1979–81; 1983–92) n also oversaw the restoration of diplomatic relations with Libya after 26 years. Personal life Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. She married Bill Clinton in 1975 and has one daughter, Chelsea. Clinton became a lawyer in 1977 and later joined the Little Rock law firm where her husband was a partner. In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president, making Hillary the first lady. As first lady, she advocated for healthcare reform and family leave policies. After her husband's impeachment in 1998, she remained active in politics. In 2000, she was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York. During her time as senator, she voted for the Iraq War Resolution and supported the USA PATRIOT Act. She ran for president in 2008 but lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. In 2009, Obama appointed her as secretary of state. Q.&A. 1. What experience does Hillary Clinton have in politics? 2. What are some of her notable accomplishments? 3. What did she do as Secretary of State? 4. How did she become a senator for New York? 5. What was her role as First Lady of the United States? 1. What experience does Hillary Clinton have in politics. Hillary Clinton has a long history in politics, dating back to her days as First Lady of the United States. She was a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. In addition to her political experience, Clinton also has a background in law, having worked as a lawyer before entering politics. 2. What are some of her notable accomplishments? Hillary Clinton was the first female senator from New York, the first woman to run for president on a major party ticket, and the first female secretary of state. She has also been a strong advocate for women's rights, children's rights, and human rights throughout her career. The Life and Career of Hillary Clinton 3. What did she do as Secretary of State? In 2009, Clinton was sworn in as the 67th secretary of state, becoming the first female to hold the position. As secretary of state, Clinton advocated for human rights, used diplomacy to resolve international conflicts and promote peace, worked to increase access to education and health care, and supported women's empowerment around the world. She also helped restore America's reputation abroad after the Bush administration. During her tenure, Clinton traveled to 112 countries, logged nearly a million miles, and spent more than 400 days away from Washington. 4. How did she become a senator for New York? In the Senate, Clinton was a strong advocate for children's issues, authoring and co-sponsoring legislation that would have provided health care to all children, regardless of income. She also supported laws that would have made it easier for families to balance work and child-rearing responsibilities, as well as measures to reduce gun violence. In 2006, Clinton was reelected to the Senate with 67% of the vote. 5. What was her role as First Lady of the United States? Hillary Clinton was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, during her husband Bill Clinton's presidency. In that role, she advocated for children's and women's rights, helped create the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and worked to increase adoption rates. She also served as a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009, and as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.