Alumnae Achievement Awards
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69
Former First Lady
Clinton ’69 is the
only first lady to be elected to the United States Senate,
as well as the first woman elected to statewide office
in New York. In 1973, she graduated from Yale Law School,
she was named one of the National Law Journal’s
100 most influential lawyers in America in 1988 and 1991.
Senator Clinton was appointed chair of the Legal Services
Corporation by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. She served
as chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee
on Women in the Profession in 1987 and chair of the board
of the Children’s Defense Fund from 1986 to 1989.
In 1993, Clinton was appointed by President
Bill Clinton to chair the Task Force on National Health
efforts brought greater visibility to health-care issues,
specifically those regarding children and families, and
contributed to the development of such initiatives as
the Health Security Act of 1994 and the Children’s
Health Insurance Program.
Senator Clinton is recognized internationally
for her advocacy for democracy, religious tolerance,
rights. Her Vital Voices program has brought together
women from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe to
encourage increased participation in their country’s
economic and political decisions. She has worked to promote
peace in these areas with her husband.
As an author, Senator Clinton has written several best-sellers
including, It Takes a Village: and Other Lessons Children
Teach Us and An Invitation to the White House. The proceeds
from both works were donated to affiliated charities.
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