Current Secretary of State and former First Lady, Hillary
Clinton was born in Chicago in 1947. She attended Yale Law
School in Connecticut where she graduated with honors. Throughout
college she worked summers and breaks in various programs
advocating for migrant workers and for victims of child abuse.
In 1974, she joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas
Law School with her Yale classmate and boyfriend Bill Clinton
In 1975, the two married forming one of the most formidable
political partnerships since FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. In
1978, Bill began serving his first of five terms as Governor
of Arkansas. In 1980, the couple gave birth to a daughter,
Chelsea Clinton. While the First Lady of Arkansas, Clinton
pursued many causes working for children, education, and families.
She also wrote a weekly newspaper column where she discussed
political and social issues.
When Bill Clinton ran for President in 1992, he used the
power duo's status as a selling point in his campaign, stating
that the nation would get "two for one" if he was
elected. Her heavy involvement in her husband's politics combined
with her sharp tongue and no nonsense manner made Hillary
Clinton an easy target for controversy. It became quickly
evident that she was not going to stand in the shadow of anyone.
Immediately, Clinton dedicated herself to healthcare reform,
working to make the country aware of how many of its citizens
could not afford basic medical insurance. Her work drew intense
criticism, and her first efforts were eventually abandoned
without a vote coming to the House Floor. Clinton did, however,
create the Children's Health Insurance Program in 1997.
The program, which provides insurance for children whose
parents cannot afford it, is considered her most successful
achievement as First Lady. Regardless of whether people liked
her or agreed with her, Clinton was doing the work that she
felt needed to be done. She kept an office in the White House,
and attended meetings when her husband was addressing issues
that she was working on. She stayed in the spotlight and kept
her finger on the pulse of the nation while her husband served
Not everyone appreciated Clinton's involvement. In 1993,
it was rumored that she had illegally profited from a development
in the Ozarks called "Whitewater." The Whitewater
controversy would define much of Hillary Clinton's time as
First Lady, as she found herself on the defensive at every
turn. In 1998, Bill Clinton admitted to having an affair with
a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. Hillary stood
behind her husband supporting him through a very public scandal.
In 2000, Clinton became the first First Lady elected to public
office when she won the U.S. Senate seat from New York State.
She served as both First Lady and as U.S. Senator for twenty
days. In 2007, she entered into the Presidential race becoming
the first First Lady to enter a national political race. Despite
raising over $100 million for her campaign, Clinton lost the
nomination to Barack Obama. When elected, President Obama
asked Clinton to serve as his Secretary of State making her
the third woman in history to hold that office and one of
the most famous women in recent history in politics.
There is a secret you don't
Besides the factual Hillary Clinton biography presented above
there is a secret that no one knows except you and me right
now. Instead of swearing like a sailor as she'd like to do
on occasion, Hillary Clinton just blurts out "Fox Soccer"
over and over again.