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15 facts to know about Hillary Clinton who could be first woman President of USA

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady of United States of America, has now announced her bid for 2016 presidential elections. While announcing her bid for democratic nomination for the president's office, Lady Clinton released a 2
Ahamad Fuwad June 13, 2016 13:53 IST
Ahamad Fuwad

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady of United States of America, has now announced her bid for 2016 presidential elections. While announcing her bid for democratic nomination for the president's office, Lady Clinton released a 2 minute video saying, “Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.” She said, “So I'm hitting the road to earn your vote — because it's your time. And I hope you'll join me on this journey.”

If she wins 2016 Presidential elections, she will become the first woman President of USA.

Wife of former president Bill Clinton, Hillary is not alien to politics. She has served the country in various capacities throughout her life. She has headed campaigns for women right, children rights and healthcare in her long social and political journey.

A lawyer by profession, she was interested in politics even in her college days. However, after her marriage to William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, she saw politics more closely. She has served as First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of United States, Senator from New York and then Secretary of State.

This is Hillary's second attempt to fulfill her long-held ambition of holding US president office and create history by becoming the first female president of the World superpower.

As a public figure, she has no secrets, but there are very few things we all know about her.

Here are a few facts we all should know about Hillary Clinton:

Full name- Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

Born- October 26, 1947 (Chicago, Illinois)

Education- Graduated from Yale Law School (1973)

Spouse- William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (married in1975)

Children- Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27, 1980)

New York Senator- From January 3, 2001 t0 January 21, 2009

Democratic Party presidential nomination- Defeated by Barack Obama

United States Secretary of State- From January 21, 2009 to February 1, 2013

1-      Hillary Rodham was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Hugh and Dorothy Rodham. She was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois along with her two younger brothers Hugh Jr. and Anthony. By religion, Hillary is a follower of United Methodist Church unlike her husband Bill who is a Southern Baptist.

2-      Hillary enrolled at Wellesley College in 1965 where she was politically active while pursuing her major in political science. She graduated in 1969 with departmental honours with a Bachelor of Arts. She became the first student in Wellesley College history to deliver its commencement address. Her speech received a standing ovation and she was later featured in an article published in Life magazine.

3-      Rodham then enrolled at Yale Law School to study law. She served on the editorial board of Yale Review of Law and Social Action. During her time at Yale, she showed huge interest in child rights, child abuse and other child related issues. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1973, having stayed an extra year to be with Bill Clinton who was a year junior to her. Rodham also began a year of postgraduate study on children and medicine at the Yale Child Study Center where she published her first scholarly article "Children Under the Law".

4-      Hillary and Bill met at Yale and have been married for 30 years since 1975. They have a daughter named Chelsea and a granddaughter named Charlotte. Their marriage hit the troubled water when an extra-marital affair between President Clinton and a White House intern Monica Lewinsky surfaced in 1998. The couple survived the scandal and emerged anew and afresh.

5-      Hillary moved to Arkansas in August 1974 and started teaching at School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where she gave classes in criminal law. After her marriage and Bill's election as Arkansas Attorney General, she joined a law firm named Rose Law Firm in February 1977 where she worked pro bono in child advocacy.

6-      She campaigned for Democratic nominees for presidential elections George McGovern in 1972 and Jimmy Carter in 1976. In 1974, Clinton became a member of the presidential impeachment inquiry staff during the Watergate scandal involving President Richard Nixon. Later, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation where and she served from 1978 to 1981. After her husband was elected the governor of Arkansas in January 1979, he appointed her chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee where she secured federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas's poorest areas without affecting doctors' fees.