Last updated on: 3/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Secretary of State
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I do not approve of legalized prostitution or any kind of prostitution. It is something that I personally believe is demeaning to women. I have worked against it and I have certainly taken a very strong stand against what happens in many parts of the world where young girls and women are forced into prostitution against their wills. I understand Nevada has a regulated system and it is within the authority of the state. So that is not a federal issue that we will have any role to play in when I am president. But I would obviously speak out against prostitution and try to persuade women that it is not --- even in a regulated system -- necessarily a good way to try to make a living. Let’s try to find other jobs that can be there for women who are looking for a good way to support themselves and their families.”

“Clinton: On Prostitution, Sports Betting and the Politics of a Rock Star,” Reno Gazette-Journal, Apr. 29, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
  • US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
  • Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, 2008
  • Recipient, Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Inspirational Leadership Award, 2006
  • Recipient, President’s Vision & Voice Award, American Medical Women’s Association, 2005
  • Recipient, Reserve Officers Association National President’s Award, 2005
  • Inductee, National Women’s Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Recipient, Women in Politics Award, National Hispana Leadership Institute, 2004
  • Recipient, Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, US Department of Defense, 2001
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • Recipient, Mother Theresa award from Albanian government for work with Kosovar refugees, 1999
  • Recipient, United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Award, Elie Wiesel Foundation, 1994
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • First Lady of the State of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
Education:
  • JD, Yale University, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969
Other:
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • Partner, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Board member, Legal Services Corporation, 1978
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women
  • Former Chairperson, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Co-Founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Former Board Member, Child Care Action Campaign
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Television Workshop
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Married to 42nd US President Bill Clinton
  • Legal name is Hillary Rodham Clinton