Profile of Hillary Clinton
Clinton is essentially the President's
Hi, I'm Zach Toombs for About.com, and we're profiling Hillary Rodham Clinton.She's President Barack Obama's Secretary of State and is in fact by countries visited, the most traveled Secretary of State in history. In that role, Clinton is essentially the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. Duties include:Clinton is, of course, the wife of 42nd President Bill Clinton, and in 2008, she was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination.Born in Chicago, she attended local public schools and eventually graduated from Wellesley College, then from Yale Law School. In 1974, Clinton moved to Arkansas after she met the future President Clinton. During her time in Arkansas, she was a successful attorney and an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.In 1992, Governor Bill Clinton successfully ran for president and the Clintons moved to the White House. Her time as the First Lady was marked by her advocacy surrounding health care reform and other social policies such as reducing teen pregnancy, a program called Vital Voices aimed at empowering women and the improvement of the foster care system.Following her husband’s eight years in the White House, Clinton signed her name in the history books by becoming the first First Lady to be elected to the United States Senate, where she served the state of New York from 2001-2009.In 2007, she began her presidential campaign, but ended up dropping out and rallying behind Barack Obama after he won the Democratic nomination. Shortly after the election, President-elect Obama nominated Clinton for Secretary of State. She again made history by becoming the first First Lady to serve in the United States Cabinet.The Clintons live in New York, as does their daughter Chelsea and her husband.