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Hillary Clinton

William Clinton
Soon my staff became known around the White House as ‘Hillaryland.’ We were fully immersed in the daily operations of the West Wing, but we were also our own little subculture within the White House. My staff prided themselves on discretion, loyalty and camaraderie, and we had our own special ethos. While the West Wing had a tendency to leak, Hillaryland never did.

Born - October 26, 1947 in Park Ridge, Illinois

Parents - Hugh Ellsworth Rodham & Dorothy Howell

Married - October 11, 1975 to William Jefferson Clinton

Children - Chelsea Victoria (1980 – present)

Education – Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College in 1969; J.D. at Yale Law School in 1973

Occupation – Lawyer, political activist

Firsts - 1st First Lady to host a webcast from the White House. 1st First Lady elected to a public office. 1st First Lady to be a “de facto” federal official. 1st First Lady to have an office in West Wing.

Post White House residence - Washington, D.C.

Other offices – First Lady of Arkansas 1983 – 1992. U.S. Senator of New York 2001 - 2009. Secretary of State 2009 – 2013.

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  • After graduating from Yale, Mrs. Clinton joined the impeachment inquiry staff advising the House Judiciary Committee during President Nixon's impeachment trial.
  • Mrs. Clinton has written three books, including her 2002 autobiography, “Living History.”
  • In 2008, Mrs. Clinton unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Hillary Clinton was the 1st First Lady to host a webcast from the White House.
  • Hillary Clinton was the 1st First Lady elected to a public office.
  • Hillary Clinton was the 1st First Lady to have an office in West Wing.

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