Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State (2009 – 2013), Senator from New York (2001 – 2009), First Lady of the United States (1993 – 2001) and First Lady of Arkansas (1978 – 1980) due to the marriage with the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton. In the spring of 2015, she announced her plans to again run for the 2016 presidential selection as a leading candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination. With the great involvement in politics, Hillary was ranked 18th in the Forbes list of the World’s 100 most powerful women in 2006.
Experiencing at early age a tough childhood of separating from parents: Hugh Ellsworth Rodham - a businessman, and Dorothy Emma Howell, her mother, sparked in Hillary a lifelong commitment to championing the needs of children. She was inspired to work in some form of public service and fighting for others - especially children and families after hearing a speech in Chicago by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in 1962. In 1968, Hillary became a Democrat, taking her first step into political career.
Finishing the study at Wellesley College, Hillary continued with Yale Law School, where she met her husband
Bill Clinton. They got married in 1975 and 5 years later their only daughter, Chelsea, was born.
- The meaning of the name Clinton: Town On A Hill