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
So proud of you, Hillary. #DemsInPhilly
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 26, 2016