“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.”
First Ladies of the US Hillary Clinton Full Image

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
Years of service: 1993-2001
Born: 1947

First Ladies of the US Hillary Clinton Full Image

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lifelong passion encompassed public service for the needs of children and equal rights for all. In 1993, she became the first First Lady to hold a law degree. Hillary headed the President’s Task Force on Health Care Reform. Even though the effort failed, she continued to work on the issue, helping to establish the 1997 Children's Health Insurance Program. Hillary broke new ground as the first First Lady to become a U.S. Senator, then to serve as Secretary of State. She ran for president twice, and in 2016, she became the first woman nominated by a major party as its presidential candidate and won the popular vote.


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Leaders in Literacy

4/30/2024 through 4/30/2025

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First Ladies as Teachers, Educators, and Librarians.

The right to an education is a foundational principle of America’s history, and many First Ladies have taken up this cause. We celebrate National First Ladies Day by kicking off this featured exhibit, presented by Huntington Bank.