Clinton, Hillary Rodham

1993 TLS as First Lady thanking Little Rock friends for a memorial gift in memory of her father

Price: $295.00

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(b. 1947) Chicago-born First Lady 1993-2001, NY US Senator 2001-09, Secretary of State 2009-13, 1916 Democratic candidate for US President, losing electoral college vote to Donald Trump but winning the popular vote. Graduate of Wellesley College 1969, Yale Law 1973. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975. In 1977, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. She was appointed the 1st woman to chair the Legal Services Corporation in 1978 and became 1st female partner at Rose Law Firm in Little Rock in 1979. As First Lady of Arkansas, she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform Arkansas's public schools. As US First Lady, she was advocated for gender equality and health care reform. Her marital relationship came under public scrutiny during the Lewinsky scandal which forced her to issue a statement reaffirming her commitment to her marriage. In 2000, she was elected as 1st woman NY US Senator, re-elected in 2006. She ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, losing to Barack Obama. As Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, Clinton responded to the Arab Spring, during which she organized US intervention in Libya, helped organize diplomatic isolation and international sanctions against Iran, in an effort to force curtailment of Iran's nuclear program. This led to the 2015 multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement. Leaving office after Obama's 1st term, she wrote her 5th book and undertook speaking engagements. She made a 2nd presidential run in 2016 and formally accepted her party's nomination for President on July 28, 2016, becoming the 1st female candidate nominated for president by a major political party. Despite winning the national popular vote, she lost the Electoral College vote and the presidency to Trump. Following her loss, in 2017 she disavowed further political ambitions to be a self-described "activist citizen". TLS "Hillary" as First Lady on 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 white embossed, blue printed "The White House" letterhead, Washington, April 29 1993, to 4 Little Rock friends. The First Lady thanks her friends for their memorial gift in memory of her father, who died 3 weeks earlier, to the National Organization for Rare Disorders. She adds: "The outpouring of love and concern that our family had known throughout this difficult time has comforted and sustained us, and we are indeed fortunate to have so many wonderful, caring friends." In a hand-written postscript, she adds: Thanks for your support - and for such a worthy memorial." HUGH E. RODHAM (1911-1993) Pennsylvania-born businessman, father of Hillary Clinton. Married Dorothy E. Howell (1919-2011) 1942. Served in the Navy in WW II, began a textile supply business after the War in Chicago. Lost election for alderman in 1947. Rodham was a staunch supporter of Barry Goldwater in 1964 and remained a committed Republican until his death. He Rodham died in Little Rock on April 7, 1993, 3 weeks after suffering a stroke and less than 3 months after Bill Clinton's inauguration as 42nd President.

Condition: Very good
Type:Letter






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