U.S. Secretary of State 2009–2013; U.S. Senator from New York 2001–2009; presidential candidate in 2008
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Clinton attended Maine East High School until being redistricted during her senior year to Maine South High School. She went on to earn a degree from Wellesley College before attaining a J.D. from Yale Law School. She met future husband Bill Clinton at Yale.
As a high schooler, Clinton was an active Republican, even campaigning for Barry Goldwater in 1964. After her first year at Wellesley, she changed her views and became a Democrat. She stayed politically active throughout her college years, working for Walter Mondale and George McGovern’s presidential campaign.