Hillary Rodham Clinton


Hillary Rodham Clinton




First woman to be nominated by a major political party for the position of President of the United States of America. Former Secretary of State, former New York Senator, and life-long activist who continually challenges gender norms in US society and fights for social justic.


Amy French


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Chicago, Illinois, USA


Former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator

Biographical Text

Hillary Clinton is one of the most powerful women of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A life-long activist for women’s rights, Clinton served as a New York Senator, as well as Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Clinton’s biography is a story of one woman who challenged gender norms and social confines.

As Secretary of State, foreign leaders lauded her diplomacy noting her ability to bring parties together. She helped normalize relations with Cuba, brought sanctions against Iran, and helped US foreign relations with China. During her time in the State Department, she fought for women's rights both at home and abroad.

In 2016, the Democratic Party nominated her as their candidate for President of the United States of America. Although not the first woman to be nominated for President (that honor goes to Victoria Woodhull nominated by the Equal Rights Party in 1872), she was the first woman to secure a nomination for U.S. President by a major political party. Having debated very well, and with the Republican party divided over its candidate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton was the favored candidate by most pollsters going into the election day. She received the majority of the popularity vote, but not enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

After decades of service to the United States, Hillary Clinton is not currently serving in an official governmental capacity. She has one daughter, Chelsea and a husband, Bill (former US president).


Allen, Jonathan and Amie Parnes. HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. (New York: Crown Publishers, 2014).

Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Living History. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003).

Troy, Gil. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady. (University Press of Kansas, 2006).



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Amy French, “Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 26, 2022, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/29.