Last updated on: 3/21/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Clinton, JD Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1973
  • BA, Political Science, Wellesley College, 1969
Other:
  • 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
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?