Hillary Rodham Clinton timeline

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2000-2010

2005

  • January: Hillary gives speech to pro-choice advocates in New York that discusses abortion, and is viewed as a move to the center on the subject. Says, "I believe we can all recognize that abortion in many ways represents a sad, even tragic choice to many, many women."

2004

  • June 3: Hillary and long-time secret cohort George Soros appear together publicly for first time at The 2004 Take Back America Conference[1]

2000

  • February 6: Hillary makes official announcement of Senate candidacy.[2]

1990-1999

1999

  • February 12: Harold Ickes accepts job as Hillary's chief campaign advisor for her 2000 Senate run after four-hour interview conducted by Hillary on day of Bill's Senate impeachment vote.[3]

1998

  • November: Hillary makes two-day trip to Haiti, accompanied by George Soros.[4]
  • August 17: Kenneth Starr issues subpoena for Bill to testify about Lewinsky investigation.[5]
  • August 6: Monica Lewinsky testifies to grand jury.[6]
  • May 11: Newsweek reports that Soros may have offered Hillary a job on his foundation network.[4]
  • March-April: The Clintons take an 11-day trip to Africa.[7]
  • March 19: A Republican staff delegation meets with Kenneth Starr and examines evidence to consider an impeachment inquiry.[8]
  • January 27: Hillary is interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show.[9]
  • January 17: Bill Clinton gives six-hour deposition to lawyers representing Paula Corbin Jones in her sexual harassment case.[2]

1997

  • November: Hillary travels through several central Asian nations on state visits; gives speech praising Soros' Open Society Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[4]
  • October: Hillary endorses birth control in speech given during a state visit in Argentina, offending many in the predominantly Catholic nation.[2]
  • April: Hillary follows up the publication of It Takes a Village with the first of two White House conferences on child care, known to some West Wing staffers as "Hillary's brain conference".[2]
  • March: Chelsea accompanies Hillary on two-week tour of five African nations.[2]
  • February 17: Kenneth Starr announces he would resign as independent counsel.[10]

1996

  • November: Hillary urged Bill to appoint her friend fellow Wellesley graduate Madeline Albright to the position of secretary of state.[11]
  • November: Hillary embarrasses Thailand on official state visit by leading reporters and cameramen on tour of clinic for AIDS-infected prostitutes.[2]
  • March: Hillary and Chelsea travel to Bosnia to meet with American peacekeeping troops.[12]
  • January 26, 1996: Hillary testifies before a Grand Jury.[13]
  • January 15, 1996: In an interview with NPR, Hillary is asked about Whitewater. Hillary maintains she made all documents public.[14]
  • January 3, 1996: Memo written by David Watkins about the Travelgate affair is uncovered.[15]
  • January: Hillary summoned to testify in person before Whitewater grand jury.[2]
  • January: Hillary's book It Takes a Village is published.[16]

1995

  • On December 19, 1995: An article appears in the New York Times outlining possible trouble for Hillary, relating to the possibility of felony charges against her over the Whitewater investigation.[17]
  • December 13, 1995: The Pillsbury Report is released. The report found no evidence that Whitewater's losses were subsidized by taxpayers. The $3 million study was paid for by the Resolution Trust Corporation.[18]
  • September 4-15: Hillary attends UN's Fourth International Conference on Women in Beijing as honorary chair of the US delegation and gives memorable speech attacking China's human rights violations.[2]
  • September 5, 1995: U.S. District Judge Henry Woods dismisses three-count indictment of Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker, saying Starr had exceeded his lawful authority.[19]
  • August 8, 1995: U.S. House hearings held regarding the Republican investigation of the Clinton administration.[20]
  • June 7, 1995: Kenneth Starr indicted Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker on three counts of conspiracy to commit bankruptcy and tax fraud in Little Rock.[21]
  • April 9, 1995: Article in the London Sunday Telegraph alleges that the White House had falsified the time and place of Vince Foster's death.[22]
  • February: Hillary does an interview with U.S. News and World Report where she announces that she will take a back seat in the Clinton administration.[23]
  • February: Hillary interviews and approves the hiring of Barbara Feinman to help prepare Hillary's manuscript for It Takes a Village.[24]

1994

  • December 30-31: A two-day retreat is held at Camp David, led by Marianne Williamson. The retreat was meant to discuss the first two years of the presidency and how to approach the next two.[25]
  • November 22: Clintons entertain new Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma at White House; George Soros attends.[26]
  • November election: Republicans win back 52 seats in House and 8 seats in Senate.[27]
  • September 26: George Mitchell pulls plug on healthcare reform.[28]
  • July: Hundreds of protesters boo Hillary during Seattle speech on Clintoncare.[2]
  • August 5: Kenneth Star is named to replace Robert Fiske as Whitewater Independent counsel.[29][30]
  • June 30: Robert Fiske issues two reports. One, found that Vince Foster had committed suicide. The second, maintained that there was no evidence to charge anyone in the White House with intent to corrupt the RTC.[31]
  • June 12: Robert Fiske questions Bill and Hillary at the White House for the Whitewater investigation.[32]
  • March 13: Hillary appears on three morning talk shows to discuss Whitewater.[33]
  • January 20: Robert Bishop Fiske Jr. is appointed special prosecutor of the Whitewater investigation.[34]
  • January 6: Bill's mother, Virginia, passes away.[35]

1993

  • September: Hillary testifies before the House and Senate about the healthcare plan. [36]
  • Mid-August: The Clintons take an 11-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard -- the family's first vacation in four years.[37]
  • July 20: Associate Vince Foster is found dead in Washington DC.[38]
  • May: David Watkins is forced to resign in Travelgate debacle.[2]
  • April 23-25: Bill and Hillary attend a weekend political retreat for Senate Democrats.[39]
  • April 7: Hugh Rodham, Sr. dies at St. Vincent's.[2]
  • April 6: Hillary delivers a sermon in Austin, Texas in which she discusses her faith and its influence on her.[40]
  • March 19: Hugh Rodham, Sr. rushed to St. Vincent's hospital in Little Rock following devastating stroke.[2]
  • March 10: U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Hillary was to be treated like an outsider regarding healthcare meetings, and thus all meetings would be open to the public when gathering facts.[41]
  • February 19:Chicago Sun Times columnist Bill Zwecker publishes a column alleging Hillary threw a lamp at Bill during an argument.[42]
  • January 30: Clinton's host state dinner for the nation's governors.[43]
  • January 29: Hillary gives her first full interview since becoming First Lady -- a story published in the New York Times about the non-political duties of her role as First Lady.[44][45]
  • January 25: Hillary is formally appointed as the head of the task force on health care.[46]
  • January 21: Bill and Hillary host a public open house at the White House[47]

1992

  • January: Bill and Hillary appear on 60 Minutes after the Super Bowl to address the Gennifer Flowers issue.[48]

1991

  • October 3: Bill formally announces presidential candidacy.[2]
  • August The American Bar Association releases its official policy based upon Hillary's work on a commission on gender in the legal profession. The policy read: "Resolved, that the American Bar Association supports the enactment of authoritative measures, requiring studies of the existence of bias in the federal judicial system, including bias based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability, and the extent to which bias may affect litigants, witnesses, attorneys and all those who work in the judicial branch."[49]
  • Hillary is rated one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States by the National Journal.[50]

1990

  • September: Joe Nichols files a lawsuit implicating Bill.[2]
  • November 7: Bill Clinton wins re-election as governor of Arkansas, defeating Republican Sheffield Nelson.[51]
  • Hillary joins the board of LaFarge Corporation -- the second largest producer of cement in the United States -- earning $31,000 per year.[52]

1980-1989

1989

  • Joe Giroir resigns from Rose law firm.[2]
  • December: Bill and Hillary attend marriage counseling and decide to remain married.[2]
  • Hillary considers running for Governor of Arkansas in 1989 -- ultimately Bill decided to run again and won election.[53]

1988

  • Madeleine Albright meets Bill Clinton at a Michael Dukakis presidential debate prep session.[54]
  • Hillary is rated one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States.[55]

1987

  • Hillary appointed by Judge Woods as legal adviser to a three-member committee tasked with drafting a plan for dealing with a federal suit filed by the Little Rock school district for unification with wealthier suburban school districts.[2]
  • Hillary serves on an American Bar Association special commission to examine women in the legal profession.[56]
  • July 15: At a press conference where Bill was expected to announce a presidential run, he instead announced that he would not be running.[2]
  • July: Hillary's parents purchase a condominium in Little Rock, fueling rumors that Bill planned a presidential run.[57] Hillary herself was upset about Bill's decision not to run for president in 1987.[58]

1986

  • Hillary demands to see the ledgers from the Whitewater investments.[59]
  • A dinner is held in Hillary's honor in Little Rock. Bill calls Hillary his "role model."[60]

1985

  • August 31: Jean Lewis files a criminal referral with the FBI and U.S. attorney, naming James and Susan McDougal. Hillary and Bill Clinton are named as possible witnesses.[61]
  • Summer: Hillary tells friends of plans to file for divorce.[2]
  • January 27: Roger Clinton sentenced to two to five years (released after one for good behavior) on drug charges.[2]

1984

  • November: Roger pleads guilty to one count of drug trafficking.[2]
  • August 14: Roger Clinton arraigned for cocaine-related charges; released on $5,000 bond.[2]

1982

  • Hillary's tenure on the Legal Services Corporation board concludes.[62]
  • February 27: Bill announces run for second term as governor.[2]
  • November: Bill wins election to second term as Governor of Alabama, with 54.7 percent of the vote.[63]

1981

  • January: Bill and Hillary move to Midland Street in Pulaski Heights.[2]

1980

  • After Bill Clinton lost his re-election for Governor of Arkansas, Hillary decides to change her name from "Hillary Rodham" to "Hillary Clinton." She ultimately switched to "Hillary Rodham Clinton" in 1992 when she became First Lady.[64]
  • February 27: Chelsea born.[2]

1970-1979

1979

  • Hillary is made partner at the Rose Law Firm.[65]
  • July Hillary sells her cattle markets shares, turning a $1,000 investment into $100,000 over a nine-month timespan.[66]

1978

  • Hillary writes an article for Public Welfare in which she reviewed a book by Kenneth Keniston.[67]
  • November Bill is elected Governor of Arkansas[68]
  • Summer: Bill and Hillary become co-signers with Jim and Susan McDougal on Whitewater mortgage.[2]
  • June: Hillary is appointed chair of the Legal Services Corporation, a position that required her to receive Senate confirmation.[69]
  • October 11: Hillary opens commodities trading account at Springdale, Arkansas office of Refco.

1977

  • Hillary pens an essay titled "Children's Rights: A Legal Perspective." The essay is included in the book Children's Rights: Contemporary Perspectives. The essay proposes a sliding scale for determining the competency of a child.[70]
  • Hillary publishes an article in the Yale Law Journal titled "Children's Policies: Abandonment and Neglect". The article was a book review of Gilbert Steiner's The Children's Cause.[71]
  • Hillary joins Rose law firm with starting salary of $15,000.[72][2]
  • Spring: Bill begins affair with Gennifer Flowers.[2]
  • December: Hillary appointed to board of Legal Services Corporation by President Jimmy Carter.[73][2]

1976

  • Hillary worked on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign as a deputy director of field operations in Indianapolis.[74]

1975

  • October 11: Bill and Hillary marry.[2]

1974

  • July 9: Hillary hired by Fayetteville's University of Arkansas School of Law[2]
  • January: Hillary hired by John Doar.[2]
  • July: Hillary called for Richard Nixon's resignation.[75]

1973

  • June: Hillary visits Arkansas for the first time, in part as a consolation for rejecting Bill's first marriage proposal.[76]
  • July: After accepting a job with Marian Wright Edelman's group the Children's Defense Fund, Hillary took the DC bar exam and then moved into a room by herself in Cambridge.[77]
  • November: Hillary writes article for Harvard Educational Review advocating radical expansion of rights of children, including liberation of children from "the empire of the father." [78] It is her first article, titled, "Children Under the Law".[79]
  • November: Hillary finds out that she failed the DC bar exam, a fact she did not reveal for nearly 30 years.[80]
  • November: Bill visits Hillary in Cambridge to discuss their future. Hillary agrees to visit Arkansas over Christmas.[81]
  • December: Hillary visits Bill in Fayetteville. Bill is offered a position on the Nixon impeachment staff -- he turns it down to instead run for Congress. Hillary is then offered the job and jumps at the chance.[82]

1972

  • Hillary and Bill Clinton supported George McGovern (over Ed Muskie) in the 1972 Democratic presidential nominating process.
  • Hillary attended a meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Boston to push for the extension of civil and political rights for children.[83]
  • Betsey Wright meets Bill Clinton while working on George McGovern's presidential campaign.[84]

1971

  • Began dating Bill Clinton[85]
  • Participated in a summer internship in Robert Treuhaft's Berkeley law office.[86]

1970

  • Hillary participated in rallies regarding the Bobby Seale trial and the Vietnam War.[87]
  • During Vietnam War protests in her first year of law school, Hillary calmed riots and helped moderate discussions. She said military expansion in Cambodia was an "unconscionable expansion of a war that should never have been waged."[88]
  • Served as the editor of The Review.[89]
  • Interned for Marian Wright Edelman for the summer in Washington DC. She worked on a Senate investigation into the living and working conditions of migrant farm laborers and their families.[90]

1960-1969

1969

  • Graduated from Wellesley College[91]
  • Delivers first ever commencement address by a student at Wellesley College.[92]

1968

  • Participated in a summer internship in Washington, working with the House Republican Conference. Hillary found a niche with "liberal Republicans who opposed the ascendancy of Richard Nixon."[93]

1966

  • Bill volunteers on the gubernatorial campaign of Frank Holt. Holt lost to Jim Johnson, who would become a Clinton adversary in later years.[94]

1965

Graduated from Maine South High School.[95]

1964

  • While in high school, Clinton campaigned for Barry Goldwater's unsuccessful Presidential bid.[96]

1950-1959

1940-1949

1947

  • October 26: Hillary born.[2]

1942

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