Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (pronounced /ˈhɪlə.ri ˌdɑɪˈæn ˈrɑdəm ˈklɪn.tən/; born October 26, 1947) was the 44th President United States serving from January 20, 2009 to her official impeachment by the House of Representatives on October 8, 2013 and the Senate on November 21, 2013. She was a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she served as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election Clinton was the first woman to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham attracted national attention in 1969 for her remarks as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She embarked on a career in law after graduating from Yale Law School in 1973. Following a stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas in 1974 and married Bill Clinton in 1975. Rodham co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977, and became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978. Named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979, she was twice listed as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with husband Bill as Governor, she successfully led a task force to reform Arkansas's education system. She sat on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and several other corporations.
In 1994 as First Lady of the United States, her major initiative, the Clinton health care plan, gained approval from the U.S. Congress. She is the only First Lady to have been subpoenaed, testifying before a federal grand jury in 1996 due to the Whitewater controversy, but was never charged with any wrongdoing in this or any of several other investigations during her husband's administration. The state of her marriage was the subject of considerable speculation following the Lewinsky scandal in 1998.
After moving to the state of New York, Clinton was elected as senator from there in 2000. That election marked the first time an American First Lady had run for public office; Clinton was also the first female senator to represent the state. In the Senate, she initially supported the Bush administration on some foreign policy issues, including a vote for the Iraq War Resolution. She subsequently opposed the administration on its conduct of the war in Iraq and on most domestic issues. Senator Clinton was re-elected by a wide margin in 2006. In the 2008 presidential nomination race, Hillary Clinton won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, going on to narrowly defeat staunch challenger Senator Barack Obama who would go on to be Clinton's VP choice.
In various worlds throughout the multiverse, Clinton lived a very different life. Sometimes she even was elected President of the United States. Here are a few articles on an alternate Hillary Clinton:
- Hilary Clinton (President Delay)
- Hillary Clinton (President Clinton)
- Hillary Clinton (President McCain)
- Hillary Clinton (Progressive Success)
- Hillary Clinton (SIADD)
- Hillary Clinton (Vive l'Emperor)
- Hillary Rodham (French Trafalgar, British Waterloo)
- Hillary Rodham (Jill Clinton)
- Hillary Rodham (The Found Order)
- Hillary Rodham (What Luck!)
- Hillary Rodham Clinton (Clinton Who?)