Dorothy Howell Rodham
American homemaker
Dorothy Howell Rodham
Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham was an American homemaker and mother of U.S. Secretary of State, and former U.S. Senator and First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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NBC Touts Bill Clinton's Unhappiness with Embarrassment of Weiner Sex Scandal - NewsBusters (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
MITCHELL: Well, I think there's no one closer – other than Bill Clinton, Chelsea and Dorothy Rodham, Hillary's mother – no one closer than Huma. She's in Abu Dhabi, as you know today, as Luke was just showing. She's been at Hillary Clinton's side
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Julia Roberts and Hillary Clinton among US Royal Wedding watchers - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Meanwhile Clinton, 63, says she took time out of her busy schedule to watch the ceremony with her mum Dorothy Rodham and she was in constant email contact with her daughter, Chelsea. The former US First Lady said: 'It put a big smile on my face
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On Moving Day for 2 First Families, A Bit of Magic by 93 Pairs of Hands
NYTimes - about 8 years
The peaceful transfer of power that will take place at the Capitol on Inauguration Day is, to many, a miracle of American democracy. But down at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, another sort of miracle will occur: Moving Day. President Bush and his wife, Laura, will wake up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday morning, just as they have the
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Clinton Is Out $13 Million She Lent Campaign
NYTimes - about 8 years
Having spent more than a year on a failed effort to win the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has officially recognized the multimillion-dollar toll that the campaign took on her personal assets. Mrs. Clinton filed papers with the Federal Election Commission over the weekend formally writing off all of the $13.2
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THE CAUCUS; Off-Broadway Bailout
NYTimes - about 8 years
As part of an effort to retire her still sizable campaign debt, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is peddling a chance for supporters to see her onstage along with Bill Clinton and a celebrity host, America Ferrera, of ''Ugly Betty'' fame. The unusual event, billed as ''A Conversation With Senator Hillary Clinton,'' where she will field questions from
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Clinton Ends Bid With Clear Call To Elect Obama
NYTimes - over 8 years
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her campaign for the White House to an end on Saturday with a rousing farewell to thousands of supporters here and an emotional and unequivocal call for her voters to get behind Senator Barack Obama, the man who defeated her for the Democratic nomination. For 28 minutes, standing alone on a stage in the
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MUSIC; Years of 'Satisfaction'
NYTimes - almost 9 years
When the Rolling Stones performed on May 9, 1965, in Chicago, a high school senior named Hillary Rodham was part of the screaming crowd. Nowadays, Hillary Rodham Clinton may be on a first-name basis with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but at heart, she confessed early Sunday to reporters traveling with her on the campaign trail, she is still very
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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK; In New Hampshire, Oh, Those Empty Seats
NYTimes - about 9 years
It would be wrong to read too deeply into a few empty seats at a few campaign events in the days leading up to Christmas. Oh, but let's do it anyway. Empty seats are, after all, poison to a candidate, inviting the press to describe an appearance as, gulp, ''sparsely attended,'' which might in turn signal that a campaign (double gulp) ''lacks
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Clinton Advises, 'Stay Tuned,' Despite Campaign's Recent Rough Weeks
NYTimes - about 9 years
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday would not rule out running campaign advertisements that criticized her opponents by name, telling journalists to ''stay tuned'' to what her campaign had planned. In a rare news conference at which Mrs. Clinton, of New York, was endorsed by Representative Leonard L. Boswell of Iowa, she dismissed reports of
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THE LONG RUN; Clinton Proudly Talks of Scars While Keeping Her Guard Up
NYTimes - about 9 years
In July 2000, Hillary Clinton stood on a stage at the University of Arkansas and struggled to keep her composure. Her voice was unusually soft that day, her words seemingly unfiltered. ''Diane, you were the awesomest,'' Mrs. Clinton said, referring to Diane Blair, a political science professor whose eulogy she was giving. ''You were the best person
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THE 110TH CONGRESS; Jubilant Democrats Assume Control on Capitol Hill
NYTimes - about 10 years
In a day of transition and pageantry, exultant Democrats on Thursday took control of both houses of Congress for the first time in a dozen years and elected the first woman to be speaker of the House. Representative Nancy Pelosi of California took the speaker's gavel at 2:08 p.m. from Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican leader,
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Hillary, Not as in the Mount Everest Guy
NYTimes - over 10 years
For more than a decade, one piece of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's informal biography has been that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest. The story was even recounted in Bill Clinton's autobiography. But yesterday, Mrs. Clinton's campaign said she was not named for Sir Edmund after all. ''It was a sweet family
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New Resident at Clinton Home, And She Has a Familiar Name
NYTimes - over 10 years
The Clinton house in Washington has a new resident: Hillary Rodham Clinton said this morning that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, had moved into the family's house, on Whitehaven Street near Embassy Row. Speaking to a small group of Long Island homeowners on Tuesday morning during a joint appearance with Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Mrs. Clinton
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Chided by Daughter, Clinton Says Youth Are Not Lazy
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Backing away from her assertion that the current generation is lazy, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Sunday that she simply wanted to ''set the bar high'' when she told an audience last week that young people today ''think work is a four-letter word.'' Mrs. Clinton said her daughter, Chelsea, called to complain after learning about her
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Metro Briefing | New York: Chappaqua: Senator's Mother Moving Closer
NYTimes - over 13 years
Dorothy Rodham, left, mother of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, will soon be moving to a condominium near her daughter's Chappaqua home. ''She loves it here,'' Senator Clinton, Democrat of New York, told The Journal News. ''She is 84 years old, and we bought her a condominium two minutes from our house because she wants to be on her own.'' Mrs.
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Chelsea Clinton, Still a Closed Book
NYTimes - over 15 years
She may be the ultimate anomaly of the multimedia age, a household face whose voice has so seldom been heard that she could be a silent movie star. She was not yet 13 when she first slipped onto the national stage in her parents' shadow, and at 21, having traveled the world at her parents' side, she is barely better known. On Sunday, when she
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Clinton Keeps Fast Pace in Final Days
NYTimes - about 16 years
President Clinton left the White House one night this week to listen to a band at a dingy downtown rock club packed full of his past and present aides. ''If I don't sleep for the next 16 days, it will seem like four more years,'' the president joked. In his last days in office, Mr. Clinton has been a whirlwind of activity, trying to negotiate peace
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White House Memo; With Hint of Nostalgia, Clinton Savors Rituals Of a Waning Presidency
NYTimes - about 16 years
President Clinton and his aides have a running joke in these waning days of his administration. When the presidential motorcade turns a particular corner or the president walks down a particular hallway or Air Force One touches down at a particular airport, someone will inevitably joke, ''This may be the last time we do this.'' And with a mere 47
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THE DEMOCRATS: THE GATHERINGS; Stars a Given at Democratic Parties
NYTimes - over 16 years
In Philadelphia, you got cheese-steak sandwiches and Rick Schroder. In Los Angeles, you get miniature Spago pizzas topped with turkey sausage, and Whoopi and Anjelica and Goldie. And you also have the president, who put in appearances over the weekend at fund-raising events that would benefit him and his wife. Los Angeles thrust a panoply of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Howell Rodham
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 91
    In her final years, her health began to fail due to heart problems. Dorothy Rodham died at George Washington University Hospital on November 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C., with Secretary Clinton cancelling a foreign trip in order to be by her side.
    More Details Hide Details Other family members were present as well. A small memorial service was held for her at Whitehaven. The William J. Clinton Presidential Center held an exhibit featuring Dorothy Howell Rodham and Virginia Clinton Kelley, the mother of Bill Clinton, in 2012. It was introduced by a video from Chelsea Clinton in which she talked about the influence her two grandmothers had had on her. In her 2014 memoir Hard Choices, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote of Dorothy Howell Rodham, "No one had a bigger influence on my life or did more to shape the person I became." The struggles that she went through became a major theme of the June 2015 kickoff event to Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. They were repeated again when Clinton gave a victory speech upon becoming the party's presumptive nominee in early June 2016, saying, "I wish she could see her daughter become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States."
  • 2008
    Age 88
    She was seen wiping away a tear when her daughter conceded her presidential bid in June 2008, but then was in attendance in January 2009 when her daughter was sworn in as Secretary of State.
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  • 2007
    Age 87
    Starting in December 2007, she made a rare public appearance in Iowa and other early primary states to campaign for her daughter's presidential nomination bid.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared at some events concerning women's issues and also appeared in a Clinton campaign television advertisement.
  • 2006
    Age 86
    Once living alone became too much for her, in 2006, she moved into the Clintons' large Whitehaven house in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington.
    More Details Hide Details There she would often sit and discuss the day when her daughter came home from work.
  • 2004
    Age 84
    She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004.
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  • 2000
    Age 80
    When her daughter was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, she moved to Washington, D.C., living along Connecticut Avenue.
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  • 1996
    Age 76
    She spent more time at the White House and accompanied Hillary and Chelsea on trips to France, India, and China; she also enjoyed life in Washington, D.C. At the 1996 Democratic National Convention, where Bill Clinton was nominated for re-election, she appeared in a video message, saying "Everybody knows there is only one person in the world who can really tell the truth about a man, and that's his mother-in-law."
    More Details Hide Details Following the Lewinsky scandal she reportedly was angry at the president and encouraged her daughter to seek her own political career.
  • 1993
    Age 73
    Hugh Rodham died in 1993, shortly after their daughter became First Lady of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Dorothy Rodham remained active but valued her privacy and almost never spoke to the media.
  • 1987
    Age 67
    In 1987, Rodham and her husband moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, to be closer to their daughter and help take care of their granddaughter, Chelsea.
    More Details Hide Details Rodham continued her interest in broadening her intellectual horizons, taking courses in subjects that happened to interest her, focusing on psychology but also including logic and child development, although she never gained a further degree. Her daughter later wrote in her 2003 memoir Living History, "I'm still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 17
    While applying for a job as a clerk typist at a textile company, she met traveling salesman Hugh Ellsworth Rodham, eight years her senior, in 1937. After a lengthy courtship, they married in early 1942.
    More Details Hide Details Their first child Hillary was born in 1947; at the time they were living in a one-bedroom apartment in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. The second child, Hugh, was born in 1950 and during that year the family moved to a two-story, three-bedroom house in suburban Park Ridge, Illinois. The couple's third child, Tony, was born in 1954. Dorothy was a full-time homemaker, not only raising the three children but taking pride in her decorating sense, providing the house with cozy furniture, antiques, stained-glass windows, and attractive curtains from her husband's business. Dorothy encouraged Hillary to have a love for learning and to pursue an education and a career, though she had never done so herself. As she later recalled, "I never saw any difference in gender, as far as capabilities or aspirations were concerned. Just because Hillary was a girl didn't mean she should be limited." In contrast to her husband's staunch Republican views, Dorothy Rodham was, as her daughter later wrote, essentially a Democrat, "although she kept it quiet in Republican Park Ridge." She taught Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge.
    After graduating from Alhambra in 1937, she moved to Chicago for a failed reunion with her mother, who by then had gotten married to Max Rosenberg.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, she moved into her own apartment there and took office jobs to support herself. She later said, "I'd hoped so hard that my mother would love me that I had to take the chance and find out. When she didn't, I had nowhere else to go." Hillary Rodham Clinton later attributed her interest in children's welfare to her mother's life as well as her belief that caring adults outside of family can fill a child's emotional voids.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    Born on June 4, 1919.
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