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Hillary Clinton, JD Biography

Former US Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate
Pro to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"

“I want to raise the federal minimum wage to $12, and encourage other communities to go even higher… I think we can manage it, and I don’t think there should be any unintended consequences to job creation.”

“Hillary Clinton: Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $12 Per Hour,” Huffington Post, Nov. 3, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 2016 Democratic Party Presidential Candidate
  • 67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
  • US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
  • 2008 Democratic Party Presidential Candidate
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
  • Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
  • House Judiciary Committee, 1974
  • Senate Committee Membership: Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Special Committee on Aging
  • Co-founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1973
  • BA, Political Science, Wellesley College, 1969
  • Twitter handle: @HillaryClinton
  • Was born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago, IL
  • Legal name is Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
  • Former Chairperson, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Former Board Member, Legal Services Corporation
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Former Board Member, Child Care Action Campaign
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Television Workshop
  • Recipient, Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Inspirational Leadership Award, 2006
  • Inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Recipient, Reserve Officers Association National President’s Award, 2005
  • Recipient, Mother Theresa award from Albanian government for work with Kosovar refugees, 1999
  • Recipient, United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, 1998
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?