Hillary Clinton’s CV

This list originally compiled by Tricia Beliso; I augmented it with sources and dates, as well as additional material.

  • 1965-1969 Wellesley College
  • 1968 elected President of Wellesley College Government Association.
  • 1969 graduated with departmental honors (political science)
  • 1969 first Wellesley student to deliver commencement address (selected by acclamation by other students)
  • 1970-1973 Yale Law School
  • 1973 postgraduate study at Yale Child Study Center
  • 1973 “Children and the Law,” Harvard Educational Review
  • 1973 staff attorney, Children’s Defense Fund and consultant to Carnegie Council on Children
  • 1974 research assistant, House Committee on the Judiciary, during impeachment proceedings regarding President Nixon
  • 1974 one of only two female faculty members, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, law school
  • 1976 state campaign chairman in Indiana for the Carter campaign
  • 1977 Rose Law Firm, intellectual property and patent infringement law, with pro bono in child advocacy
  • 1977 Rodham, Hillary; Steiner, Gilbert Y. (June 1977). “Children’s Policies: Abandonment and Neglect”. Yale Law Journal 68 (7): 1522–1531.
  • 1977 co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, a state affiliate of the CDF.
  • 1978-1981 member, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation
  • 1978-1980 chair, BoD, Legal Services Corporation, during which period, she tripled funding from $90 million to $300 million
  • 1979 Rodham, Hillary (1979). “Children’s Rights: A Legal Perspective”. In Patricia A. Vardin, Ilene N. Brody (eds.). Children’s Rights: Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Teachers College Press. pp. 21–36.
  • 1979 first woman to become full partner at Rose Law Firm
  • 1979 chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee, where she secured federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas’s poorest areas without affecting doctors’ fees
  • 1983 chair of the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee, where she sought to reform the state’s court-sanctioned public education system
  • 1985 introduced the Arkansas Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth, a program that helps parents work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy.
  • 1982-1988 member of the BoD, of the New World Foundation
  • 1986-1992 member, BoD, Children’s Defense Fund
  • 1987-1988 chair, BoD, New World Foundation
  • 1987-1991 first chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, which addressed gender bias in the legal profession
  • 1988 voted one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by National Law Journal
  • 1988-1992 member of the BoD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Legal Services
  • 1991 voted one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by National Law Journal
  • 1992 first “First Lady” to hold a postgraduate degree, and the first to have her own career up to the point of entering the White House.
  • 1993 appointed to chair the Task Force on National Health Care Reform
  • 1995 helped Janet Reno create an Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice;
  • 1995 “Women’s rights are human rights” speech, UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing
  • 1997 with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, created and got passed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and conducted outreach efforts on behalf of enrolling children in the program once it became law.
  • 1997 promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses and encouraged older women to seek a mammogram to detect breast cancer, with coverage provided by Medicare.
  • 1997 initiated the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act
  • as FLOTUS, she visited 79 countries to amend their relations with the United States
  • 1994 Living Legacy Award by the Women’s International Center for “… her vast contributions in so many fields, especially honoring her work for women and children.”
  • 1997 winner, Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album: “It Takes a Village.”
  • 1999 the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund “… in recognition of her long-standing efforts to improve children’s health in Ukraine and around the world.”
  • 1999 the Mother Teresa Award by the government of Albania, for “… Mrs. Clinton’s work for humanitarian aid in the Balkans.”
  • 2000 first woman & first former First Lady to be elected as U.S. Senator from New York
  • 2006 reelected to the Senate
  • 2009 Margaret Sanger Award by Planned Parenthood “… to recognize leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement.”
  • 2009 Salute to Greatness Award by the Martin Luther King Center “… to recognize individuals and corporations that exemplify excellence in their leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.”
  • 2009-2013 US Secretary of State under the Obama administration
  • 2010 George McGovern Leadership Award by the World Food Program USA “… for her commitment and visionary approach to ending global hunger.”
  • 2012 Champions for Change Award for Leadership by the International Center for Research on Women “… in recognition of her long-standing dedication to empowering women and girls worldwide and ensuring their human rights.”
  • 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for Peace and Reconciliation by the Worldwide Ireland Funds “… to salute her commitment to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland over her two decades as First Lady, US Senator and Secretary of State.”

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