It’s official, and it’s history.

Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. senator from New York, and U.S. Secretary of State, has become the first woman nominated by a major political party for the office of President of the United States.

Senator Bernie Sanders, after a hard fought primary contest, spoke last from the floor and requested Clinton’s nomination be accepted.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

  • Born 26 October, 1947 in Chicago
  • Graduated from Yale Law School in 1973
  • Married Bill Clinton in 1975
  • 1993-2001: Campaigned for expanding health insurance and women’s rights as first lady
  • Elected U.S. senator from New York in 2000
  • Re-elected by wide margin in 2006
  • 2008: Failed bid for Democratic Party presidential nomination
  • 2009-2013: Secretary of State
  • Democratic nominee for president

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