The Lifemap Of Hillary Clinton (by Data4America)

08/24/2016 02:26 pm ET Updated Sep 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to ever be a major American political party’s presidential nominee.

Hillary Clinton, across time
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Hillary Clinton, across time

Her road to the nomination was a long one.

In her youth, she campaigned for Republicans, then became a Democrat in college. She spent years practicing law, then became First Lady of Arkansas - and later the United States - as her husband, Bill Clinton, became a national political figure in the 1980s and 1990s.

Like all of us, her life history is full of the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful.

This is why Data4America brings you Lifemap - the non-partisan history of politicians, influencers, and policy in 100 characters or less.

Lifemap aims to simplify the circuitous paths of lives like Hillary Clinton’s into straightforward, easily digestible, and social media-friendly education.

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10/26/1947, Hillary Diane Rodham is born to Hugh, a small business owner, and Dorothy Howell in Chicago, IL.
10/26/1947, Hillary Diane Rodham is born to Hugh, a small business owner, and Dorothy Howell in Chicago, IL.
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Age: 2, 1950, She moves to Park Ridge, IL with her family; her brother Hugh is born.
Age: 2, 1950, She moves to Park Ridge, IL with her family; her brother Hugh is born.
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Age: 14, 1962, She volunteers to babysit for migrant workers after being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
Age: 14, 1962, She volunteers to babysit for migrant workers after being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
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Age: 17, 1965, She graduates as a National Merit Finalist and in the top 5% from Maine South High School.
Age: 17, 1965, She graduates as a National Merit Finalist and in the top 5% from Maine South High School.
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Age: 17, 1965, She enrolls at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she focuses on political science.
Age: 17, 1965, She enrolls at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she focuses on political science.
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Age: 20, 1968, After MLK Jr.'s assassination, Hillary organizes a 2-day Civil Rights student strike at Wellesley.
Age: 20, 1968, After MLK Jr.'s assassination, Hillary organizes a 2-day Civil Rights student strike at Wellesley.
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Age: 21, 1969, Rodham receives a B.A. with departmental honors in Political Science from Wellesley College.
Age: 21, 1969, Rodham receives a B.A. with departmental honors in Political Science from Wellesley College.
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Age: 21, 1969, Rodham enters Yale Law School and joins editorial board for Yale Review of Law and Social Action.
Age: 21, 1969, Rodham enters Yale Law School and joins editorial board for Yale Review of Law and Social Action.
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Age: 25, 1973, Rodham graduates with honors from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.
Age: 25, 1973, Rodham graduates with honors from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.
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Age: 27, 1975, Hillary Rodham & William Clinton marry in their house in Fayetteville, AR; she retains maiden name.
Age: 27, 1975, Hillary Rodham & William Clinton marry in their house in Fayetteville, AR; she retains maiden name.
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Age: 31, 1979, Rodham becomes the First Lady of Arkansas as her husband Bill is sworn in as Governor.
Age: 31, 1979, Rodham becomes the First Lady of Arkansas as her husband Bill is sworn in as Governor.

In the 1980s, as First Lady of Arkansas, Hillary begins pursuing initiatives for children and making major business moves.

She also begins using the Rodham-Clinton as Clinton gains increasing political momentum.

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Age: 32, 1980, She gives birth to daughter Chelsea Victoria in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Age: 32, 1980, She gives birth to daughter Chelsea Victoria in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Age: 38, 1986, Rodham-Clinton is elected the first woman board member of Walmart, which is based in Arkansas.
Age: 38, 1986, Rodham-Clinton is elected the first woman board member of Walmart, which is based in Arkansas.
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Age: 40, 1988, Rodham-Clinton joins the board of Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services.
Age: 40, 1988, Rodham-Clinton joins the board of Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services.

In the 1990s, Hillary Rodham-Clinton becomes First Lady Hillary Clinton as her husband Bill serves two terms as president from 1993-2001.

She pursues a number of initiatives, including an early version of healthcare reform, with mixed success, and the family weathers a major scandal when Bill is impeached.

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Age: 44, 1992, She delivers a commencement speech to the graduating class at her alma mater, Wellesley College.

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Age: 45, 1993, She becomes the First Lady of the US when Bill is sworn in as President.

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Age: 48, 1996, She is the 1st First Lady ever subpoenaed, but Whitewater case is dropped for insufficient evidence.

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Age: 48, 1996,&nbsp;Clinton publishes her first book, <i>It Takes a Village</i>, about raising children in the modern era.
Age: 48, 1996, Clinton publishes her first book, It Takes a Village, about raising children in the modern era.
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Age: 50, 1998, Hillary stands by Bill after his affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, is exposed.

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Age: 52, 2000, Clinton wins US Senate election in New York (55% to 43%) despite criticism of carpetbagging.

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Age: 54, 2002, Senator Clinton votes in favor of the Iraq War Resolution, authorizing US military force in Iraq.

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<i></i>Age: 56, 2004,&nbsp;She publishes <i>Living History</i>, her autobiography.
Age: 56, 2004, She publishes Living History, her autobiography.
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Age: 60, 2008, Clinton ends presidential campaign & pledges support for Obama after he becomes presumptive nominee.

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Age: 61, 2009,&nbsp;She visits Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an effort to reset US-Russia relations.
Age: 61, 2009, She visits Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an effort to reset US-Russia relations.
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Age: 62, 2010,&nbsp;The Clintons attend the wedding of their daughter, Chelsea, to Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY.
Age: 62, 2010, The Clintons attend the wedding of their daughter, Chelsea, to Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY.
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Age: 64, 2012,&nbsp;She is hospitalized at NY-Presbyterian to treat a blood clot near her brain, making a full recovery.
Age: 64, 2012, She is hospitalized at NY-Presbyterian to treat a blood clot near her brain, making a full recovery.
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Age: 66, 2014, Clinton publishes her second memoir, Hard Choices, focusing on her time as Secretary of State.
Age: 66, 2014, Clinton publishes her second memoir, Hard Choices, focusing on her time as Secretary of State.
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Age: 67, 2015, Hillary announces candidacy for the 2016 presidential election; her HQ is based in Brooklyn, NY.

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