Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Senator announced in the spring of 2015, her intention to run for President of the United States of America in the 2016 presidential election. If she was successful she would have become the first female US President. She previously sought to be nominated to run for the Presidency in 2008 but was defeated by Barack Obama.
Hillary Rodham was born in Chicago Illinois in 1947. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and then attended Yale Law School. While studying at Yale she met her future husband Bill Clinton. Hillary Rodham graduated with an honours Doctorate in Law in 1973. During her time at college she became involved in politics. With Bill Clinton she campaigned for the Democratic presidential candidate, Walter Mondale during the summer of 1972.
In 1974 she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to teach law at the University of Arkansas where Bill Clinton was also teaching. Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton were married on October 11, 1975. They have a daughter, Chelsea Victoria, who was born on February 27, 1980. Hillary practised law and was first Lady of Arkansas during her husband’s terms as Governor. In 1991 she was named one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in America. Hillary Clinton served as First Lady of the United States during her husband’s terms as President from January 20th 1993 to January 20th 2001.
Following her husband’s terms as President Hillary, Clinton became the first wife of a President to be elected as a United States Senator. She was sworn in as Senator for New York on January 3rd 2001. She was re-elected for a second term but decided to seek the Democratic Party nomination for President in 2008. She was defeated by Barrack Obama who, following his election as President, appointed her as Secretary of State in 2009. She served in the post during Obama’s first term as President, stepping down in February 2013.
Hillary Clinton, who ran for election as President of the United States in 2016 was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1947 On This Day.