Hugh E. Rodham

Football Player
Born Apr 2, 1911

Hugh Ellsworth Rodham was an American textile wholesaler and father of former New York Senator, former First Lady of the United States and current United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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1911 Birth Born in 1911.


1935 24 Years Old Rodham attended Pennsylvania State University and was a third-string tight end for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. He joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the College of Education in 1935, at the height of the Great Depression. … Read More
1937 26 Years Old In 1937, while Rodham was making a sales call at a textile company, he met Dorothy Emma Howell (1919–2011), who was applying for a job at that company. After a lengthy courtship, they married in early 1942. … Read More


1947 36 Years Old Rodham tried politics once, running for Chicago alderman as an independent in 1947; he lost badly to the Richard J. Daley political machine with which he was hoping to ingratiate himself. … Read More


1964 53 Years Old Rodham was a staunch supporter of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign and remained a committed Republican until his death. … Read More


1992 81 Years Old In late 1992, following Bill Clinton's election as president, Rodham made a cameo appearance on the television comedy Hearts Afire, whose producers were friends of the Clintons.
1993 82 Years Old Hugh Rodham died in Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 7, 1993, three weeks after suffering a stroke and less than three months after Bill Clinton's inauguration as U.S. president. … Read More
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