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Clinton, Hillary Rodham (1947–)

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois. After growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, Rodham Clinton graduated from Wellesley College and went on to attend Yale Law School. Rodham Clinton accomplished many firsts. She was the first First Lady to hold a postgraduate degree and to have her own professional career. She was the first First Lady to be elected to the U.S. Senate. She was the first woman to be a major political party's front runner for nomination as the party's presidential candidate.

After Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, Rodham Clinton was appointed to head the Task Force on National Health Care Reform. As the head of this task force, Rodham Clinton spearheaded the president's complex proposal that never received enough support ...

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