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Hilary Rodham Clinton

Hilary Rodham Clinton Hilary Rodham Clinton—(1947)—She is the 67th U. S. Secretary of State. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She has the distinction of being the first woman who was a First Lady to be elected to Congress. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.