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Hillary Clinton

Nominee for U.S. President, Democratic Party

Last Edit: September 3, 2016

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10/26/1947

Hillary Diane Rodham is born to Hugh, a small business owner, and Dorothy Howell in Chicago, IL.

1950

She moves to Park Ridge, IL with her family; her brother Hugh is born.

1960

Hillary canvasses on Chicago's South Side for US Vice President Richard Nixon's (R) pres. campaign.

1962

She volunteers to babysit for migrant workers after being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

1964

Hillary distributes leaflets for Republican Barry Goldwater's US presidential campaign.

1965

She graduates as a National Merit Finalist and in the top 5% from Maine South High School.

1965

She enrolls at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she focuses on political science.

1965

Hillary is elected president of Wellesley College's Young Republicans as a freshman.

1968

Hillary's political allegiance shifts in support of Eugene McCarthy's (D) pres. nomination campaign.

1968

She is elected president of the Wellesley College Government Association.

1968

After MLK Jr.'s assassination, Hillary organizes a 2-day Civil Rights student strike at Wellesley.

1968

She denounces Republican Party after attending the RNC in Miami and observing racist behavior.
2

1969

Rodham receives a B.A. with departmental honors in Political Science from Wellesley College.

1969

She is featured in a Life Magazine article about activist ideals of students graduating in 1969.

1969

Rodham enters Yale Law School and joins editorial board for Yale Review of Law and Social Action.

1970

She is awarded a grant leading her to work on Walter Mondale's Subcommittee on Migratory Labor.

1970

Rodham gets her 1st paid political job working on US Senate-hopeful Joseph Duffey's campaign.

1973

Rodham graduates with honors from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.

1973

She rejects boyfriend Bill Clinton's first marriage proposal. She moves to MA; he returns to AR.

1973

Rodham passes the bar in AR, but fails in D.C. This leads her back to Bill in Fayetteville, AR.

1974

She returns to Washington DC as Judiciary Committee advisory staffer during Watergate scandal.

1974

Rodham begins teaching at University of Arkansas Law School, where Bill also teaches.

1975

Hillary Rodham & William Clinton marry in their house in Fayetteville, AR; she retains maiden name.

1976

The Clintons move to Little Rock, AR after Bill wins the Arkansas Attorney General election.

1978

Hillary Rodham is appointed to the board of the Legal Services Corporation by President Carter.

1978

Rodham begins controversial trading of cattle futures contracts, eventually netting $100K.
2

1979

Rodham becomes the First Lady of Arkansas as her husband Bill is sworn in as Governor.

1979

Rodham is named a full partner at the Rose Law Firm.

1979

The Clintons and close friends incorporate the later controversial Whitewater Development Corp.

1980

She gives birth to daughter Chelsea Victoria in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1980

Frank White (R) beats Bill in the Arkansas gubernatorial election.

1982

Hillary begins using the Rodham-Clinton name during Bill's successful '82 AR gubernatorial campaign.

1983

She is named chair of AR's Ed. Standards Committee; establishes teacher testing & state standards.

1983

The Arkansas Democrat, the state's leading newspaper, names her Arkansas Woman of the Year.

1986

Rodham-Clinton is elected the first woman board member of Walmart, which is based in Arkansas.

1988

Rodham-Clinton joins the board of Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services.
2

1992

She delivers a commencement speech to the graduating class at her alma mater, Wellesley College.
2

1992

Husband Bill defeats George H.W. Bush, incumbent Republican, in the US presidential elections.
2

1993

She becomes the First Lady of the US when Bill is sworn in as President.

1993

Bill names her to the Task Force on Health Care Reform, but efforts fall short.

1995

Clinton co-creates the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.
2

1996

She is the 1st First Lady ever subpoenaed, but Whitewater case is dropped for insufficient evidence.
2

1996

Clinton publishes her first book, It Takes a Village, about raising children in the modern era.
2

1996

Bill Clinton is re-elected with 49% of the vote, beating Bob Dole (R) and Ross Perot (I).
2

1997

She hosts White House conferences on childcare, early childhood development, and learning.

1997

Clinton initiates the Children's Health Insurance Program, giving healthcare to uninsured kids.

1998

Hillary stands by Bill after his affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, is exposed.
2

1999

Clinton decides to run for U.S. Senate in NY; she and Bill buy a house north of New York City.

2000

Independent Counsel reports she made false statements and orchestrated '93 Travelgate firings.
2

2000

Clinton wins US Senate election in New York (55% to 43%) despite criticism of carpetbagging.

2001

Clintons return over $100K in White House gifts from their personal residence after public scrutiny.

2001

She voices support for US war in Afghanistan to combat terrorism and improve women's rights.
2

2002

Senator Clinton votes in favor of the Iraq War Resolution, authorizing US military force in Iraq.

2003

Senator Clinton votes against President G. W. Bush's Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act.

2004

She publishes Living History, her autobiography.
2

2005

Hillary votes in favor of the controversial USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act.

2006

Clinton wins her 2nd US Senate term in New York by a 67%-31% margin.

2007

She opposes the Iraq War troop surge, but reportedly admits to its success in subsequent years.
2

2008

Clinton ends presidential campaign & pledges support for Obama after he becomes presumptive nominee.

2008

Clinton is 1 of 74 US senators who vote in favor of the controversial $700 billion bank bailout.
2

2009

Clinton resigns from US Senate and is sworn in as Secretary of State under President Obama.

2009

She oversees Afghanistan surge and withdrawal negotiations during her 1st months as Sec. of State.

2009

Clinton is instrumental in passing historic Turkish-Armenian agreement while visiting Switzerland.
2

2009

She visits Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an effort to reset US-Russia relations.
2

2010

Hillary visits Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan & Afghanistan in support of Obama's Pivot to Asia policy.
2

2010

The Clintons attend the wedding of their daughter, Chelsea, to Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY.

2011

She leads diplomatic efforts supporting US military help for revolt against Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.
2

2011

Despite risks to US-Pakistan relations, she backs US raid in Pakistan targeting Osama bin Laden.
2

2011

Clinton makes first visit to Burma by US Secretary of State since 1955, seeking democratic reform.
2

2012

She is hospitalized at NY-Presbyterian to treat a blood clot near her brain, making a full recovery.
2

2012

Clinton takes blame for US consulate security lapses in Benghazi, Libya, where an attack killed 4.
2

2012

President Obama nominates John Kerry as Clinton's successor as Secretary of State.

2013

She joins Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, supporting women's education around the world.
2

2014

Clinton publishes her second memoir, Hard Choices, focusing on her time as Secretary of State.

2014

As a speaker, Hillary is paid $225K+ per speech. She makes $2.9M from 12 speeches between 2013-15.
2

2015

Clinton is embroiled in an investigation regarding e-mails during her time as Secretary of State.
2

2015

Hillary announces candidacy for the 2016 presidential election; her HQ is based in Brooklyn, NY.
2

2016

Clinton earns the pledged delegates to become the presumptive Dem. nominee, beating Bernie Sanders.
2

2016

Clinton names Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her pick for VP for her presidential campaign.
1940s

10/26/1947

Hillary Diane Rodham is born to Hugh, a small business owner, and Dorothy Howell in Chicago, IL.

1950s

1950

She moves to Park Ridge, IL with her family; her brother Hugh is born.

1960s

1960

Hillary canvasses on Chicago's South Side for US Vice President Richard Nixon's (R) pres. campaign.

1962

She volunteers to babysit for migrant workers after being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

1964

Hillary distributes leaflets for Republican Barry Goldwater's US presidential campaign.

1965

She graduates as a National Merit Finalist and in the top 5% from Maine South High School.

1965

She enrolls at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she focuses on political science.

1965

Hillary is elected president of Wellesley College's Young Republicans as a freshman.

1968

Hillary's political allegiance shifts in support of Eugene McCarthy's (D) pres. nomination campaign.

1968

She is elected president of the Wellesley College Government Association.

1968

After MLK Jr.'s assassination, Hillary organizes a 2-day Civil Rights student strike at Wellesley.

1968

She denounces Republican Party after attending the RNC in Miami and observing racist behavior.

1969

Rodham receives a B.A. with departmental honors in Political Science from Wellesley College.

1969

She is featured in a Life Magazine article about activist ideals of students graduating in 1969.

1969

Rodham enters Yale Law School and joins editorial board for Yale Review of Law and Social Action.

1970s

1970

She is awarded a grant leading her to work on Walter Mondale's Subcommittee on Migratory Labor.

1970

Rodham gets her 1st paid political job working on US Senate-hopeful Joseph Duffey's campaign.

1973

Rodham graduates with honors from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.

1973

She rejects boyfriend Bill Clinton's first marriage proposal. She moves to MA; he returns to AR.

1973

Rodham passes the bar in AR, but fails in D.C. This leads her back to Bill in Fayetteville, AR.

1974

She returns to Washington DC as Judiciary Committee advisory staffer during Watergate scandal.

1974

Rodham begins teaching at University of Arkansas Law School, where Bill also teaches.

1975

Hillary Rodham & William Clinton marry in their house in Fayetteville, AR; she retains maiden name.

1976

The Clintons move to Little Rock, AR after Bill wins the Arkansas Attorney General election.

1978

Hillary Rodham is appointed to the board of the Legal Services Corporation by President Carter.

1978

Rodham begins controversial trading of cattle futures contracts, eventually netting $100K.

1979

Rodham becomes the First Lady of Arkansas as her husband Bill is sworn in as Governor.

1979

Rodham is named a full partner at the Rose Law Firm.

1979

The Clintons and close friends incorporate the later controversial Whitewater Development Corp.

1980s

1980

She gives birth to daughter Chelsea Victoria in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1980

Frank White (R) beats Bill in the Arkansas gubernatorial election.

1982

Hillary begins using the Rodham-Clinton name during Bill's successful '82 AR gubernatorial campaign.

1983

She is named chair of AR's Ed. Standards Committee; establishes teacher testing & state standards.

1983

The Arkansas Democrat, the state's leading newspaper, names her Arkansas Woman of the Year.

1986

Rodham-Clinton is elected the first woman board member of Walmart, which is based in Arkansas.

1988

Rodham-Clinton joins the board of Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services.

1990s

1992

She delivers a commencement speech to the graduating class at her alma mater, Wellesley College.

1992

Husband Bill defeats George H.W. Bush, incumbent Republican, in the US presidential elections.

1993

She becomes the First Lady of the US when Bill is sworn in as President.

1993

Bill names her to the Task Force on Health Care Reform, but efforts fall short.

1995

Clinton co-creates the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.

1996

She is the 1st First Lady ever subpoenaed, but Whitewater case is dropped for insufficient evidence.

1996

Clinton publishes her first book, It Takes a Village, about raising children in the modern era.

1996

Bill Clinton is re-elected with 49% of the vote, beating Bob Dole (R) and Ross Perot (I).

1997

She hosts White House conferences on childcare, early childhood development, and learning.

1997

Clinton initiates the Children's Health Insurance Program, giving healthcare to uninsured kids.

1998

Hillary stands by Bill after his affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, is exposed.

1999

Clinton decides to run for U.S. Senate in NY; she and Bill buy a house north of New York City.

2000s

2000

Independent Counsel reports she made false statements and orchestrated '93 Travelgate firings.

2000

Clinton wins US Senate election in New York (55% to 43%) despite criticism of carpetbagging.

2001

Clintons return over $100K in White House gifts from their personal residence after public scrutiny.

2001

She voices support for US war in Afghanistan to combat terrorism and improve women's rights.

2002

Senator Clinton votes in favor of the Iraq War Resolution, authorizing US military force in Iraq.

2003

Senator Clinton votes against President G. W. Bush's Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act.

2004

She publishes Living History, her autobiography.

2005

Hillary votes in favor of the controversial USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act.

2006

Clinton wins her 2nd US Senate term in New York by a 67%-31% margin.

2007

She opposes the Iraq War troop surge, but reportedly admits to its success in subsequent years.

2008

Clinton ends presidential campaign & pledges support for Obama after he becomes presumptive nominee.

2008

Clinton is 1 of 74 US senators who vote in favor of the controversial $700 billion bank bailout.

2009

Clinton resigns from US Senate and is sworn in as Secretary of State under President Obama.

2009

She oversees Afghanistan surge and withdrawal negotiations during her 1st months as Sec. of State.

2009

Clinton is instrumental in passing historic Turkish-Armenian agreement while visiting Switzerland.

2009

She visits Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an effort to reset US-Russia relations.

2010s

2010

Hillary visits Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan & Afghanistan in support of Obama's Pivot to Asia policy.

2010

The Clintons attend the wedding of their daughter, Chelsea, to Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY.

2011

She leads diplomatic efforts supporting US military help for revolt against Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.

2011

Despite risks to US-Pakistan relations, she backs US raid in Pakistan targeting Osama bin Laden.

2011

Clinton makes first visit to Burma by US Secretary of State since 1955, seeking democratic reform.

2012

She is hospitalized at NY-Presbyterian to treat a blood clot near her brain, making a full recovery.

2012

Clinton takes blame for US consulate security lapses in Benghazi, Libya, where an attack killed 4.

2012

President Obama nominates John Kerry as Clinton's successor as Secretary of State.

2013

She joins Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, supporting women's education around the world.

2014

Clinton publishes her second memoir, Hard Choices, focusing on her time as Secretary of State.

2014

As a speaker, Hillary is paid $225K+ per speech. She makes $2.9M from 12 speeches between 2013-15.

2015

Clinton is embroiled in an investigation regarding e-mails during her time as Secretary of State.

2015

Hillary announces candidacy for the 2016 presidential election; her HQ is based in Brooklyn, NY.

2016

Clinton earns the pledged delegates to become the presumptive Dem. nominee, beating Bernie Sanders.

2016

Clinton names Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her pick for VP for her presidential campaign.

2016

2016

Hillary is confirmed as presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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