Hillary Rodham Clinton is a politician, lawyer, and public speaker from the United States. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. Clinton was the first woman to ever be nominated for President of the United States by a major political party, the Democratic Party, in 2016.
Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, and then attended Yale Law School, where she met her future husband, Bill Clinton. After graduating from law school in 1973, Clinton worked as a staff attorney for the Children's Defense Fund, and then as a lawyer for the impeachment inquiry staff during the Watergate scandal.
In 1977, Clinton moved to Arkansas with her husband, who was elected as the Governor of the state in 1978. During her time in Arkansas, Clinton worked as an attorney, and was also involved in various charitable and educational organizations.
In 1992, Clinton's husband, Bill Clinton, was elected as the 42nd President of the United States. As First Lady, Clinton focused on issues such as healthcare reform, child welfare, and women's rights. In 2000, Clinton was elected as a United States Senator from New York, becoming the first First Lady to ever be elected to public office.
In 2008, Clinton ran for President of the United States, but was defeated by Barack Obama in the Democratic primary. Obama later appointed Clinton as the 67th United States Secretary of State, a position she held from 2009 to 2013.
In 2016, Clinton again ran for President, but was defeated by Donald Trump in the general election. Despite her loss, Clinton received nearly 66 million votes, the most ever for a losing candidate in a U.S. presidential election.
Throughout her political career, Clinton has been a vocal advocate for women's rights, children's rights, and healthcare reform. She is also known for her work on international issues, including her efforts to promote democracy and human rights around the world.