Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for President during the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, July 28. The former first lady, U.S. senator as well as secretary of state will be the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
Before she married Bill Clinton, she was Hillary Rodham. Here she will be attending Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She graduated in 1969 as well as spoke at the commencement ceremony. After Wellesley, she attended Yale Law School.
Rodham was a lawyer for the Rodino Committee, whose work led to impeachment charges against U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1974.
In 1975, Rodham married Bill Clinton, whom she met at Yale Law School. He became the governor of Arkansas in 1978. In 1980, the couple had a daughter, Chelsea.
Arkansas’ first lady, today using the name Hillary Rodham Clinton, wears her inaugural ball gown in 1985.
The Clintons celebrate Bill’s inauguration in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1991. He was governor through 1983 to 1992, when he was elected President.
Bill Clinton comforts his wife on the set of “60 Minutes” after a stage light broke loose through the ceiling as well as knocked her down in January 1992.
In June 1992, Clinton uses a sewing machine designed to eliminate back as well as wrist strain. She had just given a speech at a convention of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union.
During the 1992 presidential campaign, Clinton jokes with her husband’s running mate, Al Gore, as well as Gore’s wife, Tipper, aboard a campaign bus.
Clinton accompanies her husband as he takes the oath of office in January 1993.
The Clintons share a laugh on Capitol Hill in 1993.
Clinton unveils the renovated Blue Room of the White House in 1995.
Clinton waves to the media in January 1996 as she arrives for an appearance before a grand jury in Washington. The first lady was subpoenaed to testify as a witness inside the investigation of the Whitewater land deal in Arkansas. The Clintons’ business investment was investigated, although ultimately they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
The Clintons hug as Bill will be sworn in for a second term as President.
The first lady holds up a Grammy Award, which she won for her audiobook “of which Takes a Village” in 1997.
The Clintons dance on a beach inside the U.S. Virgin Islands in January 1998. Later of which month, Bill Clinton was accused of having a sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton looks on as her husband discusses the Monica Lewinsky scandal inside the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 26, 1998. Clinton declared, “I did not have sexual relations with of which woman.” In August of of which year, Clinton testified before a grand jury as well as admitted to having “inappropriate intimate contact” with Lewinsky, although he said of which did not constitute sexual relations because they had not had intercourse. He was impeached in December on charges of perjury as well as obstruction of justice.
The first family walks with their dog, Buddy, as they leave the White House for a vacation in August 1998.
President Clinton makes a statement at the White House in December 1998, thanking members of Congress who voted against his impeachment. The Senate trial ended with an acquittal in February 1999.
Clinton announces in February 2000 of which she will seek the U.S. Senate seat in fresh York. She was elected later of which year.
Clinton makes her first appearance on the Senate Environment as well as Natural Resources Committee.
Sen. Clinton comforts Maren Sarkarat, a woman who lost her husband inside the September 11 terrorist attacks, during a ground-zero memorial in October 2001.
Clinton holds up her book “Living History” before a signing in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in 2003.
Clinton as well as another presidential hopeful, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, applaud at the start of a Democratic debate in 2007.
Obama as well as Clinton talk on the plane on their way to a rally in Unity, fresh Hampshire, in June 2008. She had recently ended her presidential campaign as well as endorsed Obama.
Obama will be flanked by Clinton as well as Vice President-elect Joe Biden at a news conference in Chicago in December 2008. He had designated Clinton to be his secretary of state.
Clinton, as secretary of state, greets Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting just outside Moscow in March 2010.
The Clintons pose on the day of Chelsea’s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky in July 2010.
In This specific photo provided by the White House, Obama, Clinton, Biden as well as various other members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
Clinton checks her Blackberry inside a military plane after leaving Malta in October 2011. In 2015, The fresh York Times reported of which Clinton exclusively used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. The account, fed through its own server, raises security as well as preservation concerns. Clinton later said she used a private domain out of “convenience,” although admits in retrospect “of which could have been better” to use multiple emails.
Clinton arrives for a group photo before a forum with the Gulf Cooperation Council in March 2012. The forum was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Obama as well as Clinton bow during the transfer-of-remains ceremony marking the return of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who were killed in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012.
Clinton ducks after a woman threw a shoe at her while she was delivering remarks at a recycling trade conference in Las Vegas in 2014.
Clinton, today running for President again, performs with Jimmy Fallon during a “Tonight Show” skit in September 2015.
Clinton testifies about the Benghazi attack during a House committee meeting in October 2015. “I could imagine I have thought more about what happened than all of you put together,” she said during the 11-hour hearing. “I have lost more sleep than all of you put together. I have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done or should have been done.” Months earlier, Clinton had acknowledged a “systemic breakdown” as cited by an Accountability Review Board, as well as she said of which her department was taking additional steps to raise security at U.S. diplomatic facilities.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders shares a lighthearted moment with Clinton during a Democratic presidential debate in October 2015. of which came after Sanders gave his take on the Clinton email scandal. “The American people are sick as well as tired of hearing about the damn emails,” Sanders said. “Enough of the emails. Let’s talk about the real issues facing the United States of America.”
Clinton will be reflected in a teleprompter during a campaign rally in Alexandria, Virginia, in October 2015.
Clinton walks on her stage with her family after winning the fresh York primary in April.
After Clinton became the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, This specific photo was posted to her official Twitter account. “To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want — even president,” Clinton said. “Tonight will be for you.”
Obama hugs Clinton after he gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The President said Clinton will be ready to be commander in chief. “For four years, I had a front-row seat to her intelligence, her judgment as well as her discipline,” he said, referring to Clinton’s stint as secretary of state.