"As we take the next steps in our journey, I know you'll be right there with me, as always, in my heart and by my side. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless America"
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton, born in October 26, 1947, Democratic member of the UnitedStates Senate from New York (2001- ), wife of United States president Bill Clinton (1993-2001),candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2008 presidential race, and nomineefor secretary of state in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama. During her husband’s presidency, she became a powerful symbol of the changing role and status of women in Americansociety. Her election to the U.S. Senate while being first lady was unprecedented in U.S. history.In announcing her candidacy for the presidency, Clinton was widely seen as the first femalecandidate with a strong prospect of winning her party’s nomination. However, she fell short of winning enough delegates to secure the nomination, losing to U.S. senator Barack Obama of Illinois. Nearly a month after winning the presidential race, Obama named Clinton as his choice tohead the Department of State.
The first president's wife born after World War II, Hillary was the eldest child of Hugh andDorothy Rodham. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, where her father's textile2