Hillary Clinton Timeline

Hillary Clinton Timeline. A lifetime of events for Hillary Rodham Clinton Both public and private from her birth on October 26, in Chicago, Illinois through the 2016 Presidential election.

Hillary Clinton is a career Lawyer; a two term U.S. First Lady; a former U.S. Senator of New York; A 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate; the former Secretary of State under President Barack Obama for four years and currently the 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate. She is running against rivals Bernie Sanders the Senator from Vermont and former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley.

Hillary Clinton
Timeline of Early Life


October 26, Hillary Rodham is born in Chicago, Illinois to parents Dorothy and Hugh Rodham.


Harry Truman takes the Presidential oath of office on January 20.


The Rodham Family moves to Park Ridge, Illinois in a predominate republican suburb.


Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th U.S. President, January 20.


John F. Kennedy takes the oath of office as the 35th U.S. President and delivers his Inaugural Address to the Nation.


President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas while campaigning for a Presidential second term on November 22.

Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Kennedy, November 22.


Hillary Clinton Volunteers to help on the Presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater.


Hillary Clinton Graduates from Maine South High School.

Attends Wellesley all female College.


Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, TN. at the young age of 39 on April, 4. 

Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, after winning the California primary on June 6.

Chaos ensues at the 35th Democratic Convention, held in Chicago the last week of August.

Changes political party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and campaigns for Eugene McCarthy.

Clinton meets with radical activist and community organizer Saul Alinsky.

She writes here senior thesis about Saul Alinsky titled: "There is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model."


Richard Milhous Nixon becomes the 37th U.S. President on January 20.

Graduates from Wellesley College with a degree in Political Science.

Attends Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut where she meet fellow law student Bill Clinton.


Hillary Clinton Works as an intern for civil rights lawyer Marian Wright Edelman during the summer.


Hillary Clinton Works on Republican Senator George McGovern's Presidential campaign.


Graduates from Yale Law School.


Clinton is on the advisory staff to the Judiciary House Committee during the Impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon over the Watergate Scandal which leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Vice President Gerald Ford assumes the Presidency upon the resignation of President Nixon, August 9.

Moves to Little Rock, Arkansas with Bill Clinton.

Teaches criminal law at the University of Arkansas


Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton are married on October 11 in the living room of their home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Hillary Clinton Joins the Rose Law Firm.

Bill Clinton is elected the Attorney General of Arkansas.


January 20, Jimmy Carter becomes the 39th U.S. President.

President Jimmy Carter appoints Clinton to the board of the Legal Services Corporation.


Bill Clinton is elected Governor of Arkansas.


Hillary Clinton Is Made partner of the Rose Law Firm.


Daughter Chelsea Victoria Clinton is born in Little Rock Arkansas on February 27.

Bill Clinton runs for re-election and loses.


Ronald Wilson Reagan becomes the 40th U.S. President.


Bill Clinton regains the Governorship of Arkansas.


Hillary Clinton Is appointed head of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee by her husband, Governor Bill Clinton.


Bill Clinton is re-elected to a third term as Governor of Arkansas.


Bill Clinton is re-elected to a fourth term as Governor of Arkansas.

Hillary and Bill Clinton attend a dinner at the White House and are greeted by President Ronald Reagan on February 23.


George H. W. Bush becomes the 41st U.S. President.


Bill Clinton is re-elected to a final fifth term as Governor of Arkansas.


October 3, Bill Clinton announces in home town Little Rock, Arkansas he is running for U.S. President on the Democratic ticket.


Hillary and Bill Clinton are interviewed on "60 minutes" where Bill Clinton denies any extramarital affairs.

Husband Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd U.S. President, defeating Republican incumbent President George H. W. Bush, number 41 on November 3.

Hillary Clinton
First Lady of United States


January 20, Bill Clinton takes the Presidential oath of office and delivers his Inaugural Address to the nation.

January 20, Hillary Clinton becomes the First Lady of the United States.


Hillary Clinton's mother-in-law Virginia Kelley dies from breast cancer on January 6.

Paula Jones files a sexual harassment charge against President Clinton on May 6.

The United States Congress begins Whitewater Investigations on July 26.

Kenneth Star is appointed as the new independent counsel to investigate Whitewater.


Hillary Clinton travels to China for the fourth World Conference for Women on September 5.


Clinton's book "It Take A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us" is published on January 18.

Hillary Clinton remains First Lady as President Clinton is re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican Challenger Senator Bob Dole.


Daughter Chelsea attends Stanford University, in Palo Alto California.


Hillary Clinton is questioned by prosecutor regarding the failed Whitewater land deal on April 25.

Bill Clinton testifies before a Grand Jury about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky on August 17.

President Clinton is Impeached by the United States House of Representatives on December 19, for Perjury and Obstruction of Justice.


President Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate on February 9, and is not removed from office.

Hillary Clinton Political Timeline

Hillary Clinton
Senator of New York


Hillary Clinton is elected U.S. Senator of New York, defeating Republican Rick Lazio.


Hillary Clinton takes the oath of office as Senator of New York, administered by Vice President Al Gore.

George H. W. Bush takes the oath of office as the 43rd U.S. President and delivers his Inaugural Address to the American People on January 20.

The William J. Clinton Foundation opens February 1.

Clinton makes her first address on the floor of the United States Senate February 13.


Clinton votes to authorize President George W. Bush to send troops to Iraq on October 11. Bush receives a over whelming mandate from Congress for the Iraq War.


Clinton releases her memoir, "Living History" on June 9.


Husband Bill Clinton publishes his autobiography "My Life" on June 22.

Bill Clinton has emergency heart surgery. A quadruple bi-pass was performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Clinton attends the opening of The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock Arkansas on November 19.


Husband President Bill Clinton and President George H. W. Bush are honored for their relief efforts after the devastation of South East Asia Tsunami with the Liberty Medal on October 5.

Clinton is easily re-elected for a second term as U.S. Senator of New York, defeating John Spencer on November 7.


Clinton begins serving her second term as New York Senator.

Hillary Clinton
Presidential Campaign 2007 - 2008


Hillary Clinton In web video and email message:
"I announce today that I'm forming a Presidential exploratory committee. I"m not just starting a campaign though, I am starting a conversation, with you, with America" on January 20.

Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first time on the campaign trail in Iowa, July 2.


January 8, Clinton wins the New Hampshire Democratic primary.

 June 7, Clinton formally suspends her Presidential Campaign and urges supporters to vote for her Democratic rival in the National Election.

August 26, Clinton speaks at the Denver Democratic Convention.

Hillary Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State


January 20, Barack Obama is Inaugurated the 44th U.S. President and delivers his Inaugural Address to the American People.

Appointed by President Obama and witnessed by President Clinton, Hillary Clinton takes the oath as Secretary of State on January 21.


A devastating 7.0 earthquake strikes Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands on January 12.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Haiti to help with disaster relief efforts, January 16.

July 31, Daughter Chelsea Clinton and Investment Banker Marc Mezvinsky are married.


Bill Clinton publishes his new bestseller "Back To Work" in November.


November 6, President Obama is re-elected to a Second Term. Defeating Republican challenger, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.

Clinton faints from dehydration and suffers a concussion on December 15.


January 20, Barack Obama takes the oath of office in a private Sunday ceremony.

January 21, Clinton is present while Barack Obama delivers his second Inaugural Address to the American People.

January 23, Clinton testifies about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Hillary Clinton
Resigns as Secretary of State


February 1, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton resigns from the cabinet post. President Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to fill the position.


Bill and Hillary Clinton's first Grand Child, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is born on September 26.


Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Canada for a couple of paid speeches and in good fun does her best Vladamir Putin impersonation.

April 11, Hillary Clinton announces she will be running a second time for President of the United States, on the Democratic ticket, in the 2016 presidential election. She announced via video over social media.

Hillary Clinton Presidential Candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election


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"I've known a lot of the women world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers, and I do hope that the United States joins the ranks of those countries that have really overcome that hurdle to gender equality"

~Hillary Rodham Clinton

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