Hugh Rodham
American lawyer
Hugh Rodham
Hugh Edwin Rodham) is an American lawyer, businessman and Democratic Party politician who is the brother of former New York Senator and First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Clinton father's gravestone toppled: police
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The gravestone of Hillary Clinton's late father was pushed to the ground in a Pennsylvania cemetery after his daughter announced her second run for the presidency, police said Wednesday. Hugh Rodham, who managed a textiles business and died in 1993, is buried in the Washburn Street Cemetery in the Pennsylvania town of Scranton, which is largely Democrat. A friend of the Clintons who takes care of the grave discovered Tuesday that the headstone had been pushed over, Scranton police lieutenant Glenn Thomas told AFP.
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We can choose our friends - The Star Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, received $400000 for brokering a presidential pardon for Glenn Braswell. George HW Bush's brother, Neil, was a member of the board of directors of the Silverado Savings and Loan which failed and cost taxpayers
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Barack Obama shown up by drink-driving uncle - First Post
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Clinton also suffered for the exploits of his brother-in-law Hugh Rodham, who was accused of influence-peddling and being involved in the presidential commutation of Carlos Vignali's sentence for drug trafficking. • While many considered George W
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City cites West Scranton cemetery for unsafe sidewalks and overgrown grass - Scranton Times-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The cemetery - where US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's father, Hugh Rodham, is interred - has been a focus of criticism by area residents, who say it is in bad condition. "The cemetery is in disastrous shape," Lois Hill said Thursday,
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Nightclub King Gerry Kelly Throws Himself a Birthday Bash - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
For his birthday party, he celebrities included Hugh Rodham (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's brother), designer Jean Pablo Cabrera, who brought along a phalanx of befeathered models, and other notables, including special guest Victor Rosado,
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Open Letter to Hillary Clinton from Ethiopia - Nazret.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
While not classically rich, your father, Hugh Rodham, was neither a pauper in any sense of the word. I think the chronicle of your phenomenal rise to fame and prominence rather stands for the ideal absent in far too many countries, but not in the US:
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The Most Anticipated Celebration Of The Year Is Here: Gerry Kelly's Legendary ... - AUTO-MOBI.info (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Carlos Ponce, Hugh Rodham Clinton, Senator Frederica Wilson, Dwayne Wade and more, have all been a part of his events and nightclub scenes. "Trio on the Bay is thrilled and excited to be celebrating Gerry Kelly's Birthday X-Travaganza," said Louie
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Washburn Street Cemetery disrepair continues to cause concern - Scranton Times-Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
The historic cemetery - where US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's father, Hugh Rodham, is interred - is an example of properties that repeatedly fall into disrepair despite warnings and citations, city officials say. Mr. Seitzinger said there are
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SORRY STATE AT WASHBURN CEMETERY - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - almost 6 years
BELOW: The grave of Hugh Rodham, father of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is among those of historical significance. When Scranton City Council Vice President Pat Rogan assessed the Washburn Street Cemetery for himself on Thursday afternoon,
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Bill Session
NYTimes - over 7 years
THE CLINTON TAPES Wrestling History With the President By Taylor Branch Illustrated. 707 pp. Simon & Schuster. $35 At the beginning of this odd, revealing and often delightful book, we find the newly minted President Bill Clinton in the White House with a group of Democratic senators, debating what to do about gays in the military. Robert Byrd of
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In Trade Post Contender, Political Benefits for Obama
NYTimes - about 8 years
If President-elect Barack Obama appoints Representative Xavier Becerra, Democrat of California, as his chief trade negotiator, it would punch several political tickets at once for Mr. Obama. Mr. Becerra, who has emerged as the leading candidate to become United States trade representative in the Obama administration, is known as a defender of
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; Seeds Of Destruction
NYTimes - almost 9 years
The Clintons have never understood how to exit the stage gracefully. Their repertoire has always been deficient in grace and class. So there was Hillary Clinton cold-bloodedly asserting to USA Today that she was the candidate favored by ''hard-working Americans, white Americans,'' and that her opponent, Barack Obama, the black candidate, just can't
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11,000 Long-Awaited Pages of Clinton's Schedules as First Lady Are Released
NYTimes - almost 9 years
The National Archives and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Wednesday released more than 11,000 pages of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's public schedules for her eight years as first lady. The long-awaited documents, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and a lawsuit, show her daily activities, from meeting
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THE LONG RUN; Clinton's Gradual Education on Issues of Race
NYTimes - about 9 years
-- Growing up in the palest of Chicago suburbs, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton had some of her earliest exposures to African-Americans through field trips. She sat in the back of her father's Cadillac as he detoured through the inner city, cautioning her about the fate of people who, in his conservative Republican view, lacked the self-discipline
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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 LONG RUN; In Turmoil of '68, Clinton Found a New Voice
NYTimes - over 9 years
In September 1968, Hillary Diane Rodham, role model and student government president, was addressing Wellesley College freshmen girls -- back when they were still called ''girls'' -- about methods of protest. It was a hot topic in that overheated year of what she termed ''confrontation politics from Chicago to Czechoslovakia.'' ''Dynamism is a
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Good Hillary, Bad Hillary
NYTimes - over 9 years
A WOMAN IN CHARGE The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. By Carl Bernstein. Illustrated. 628 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95. HER WAY The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton. By Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. Illustrated. 438 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $29.99. A thought experiment: What would Hillary Rodham Clinton have been like if she
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For Clinton, Faith Intertwines With Political Life
NYTimes - over 9 years
Long before her beliefs would be tested in the most wrenching of ways as first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton taught an adult Sunday school class on the importance of forgiveness. It is a lesson, she says, that she has harked back to often. ''We all have things that oftentimes we're upset about, or ashamed of, or feel guilty over, and so many people
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hugh Rodham
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 65
    He has played no public role in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 64
    By 2015, he was still working at Rodham & Fine.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 57
    Subsequently, Rodham stayed out of the public eye. When his sister's 2008 presidential campaign came to the family summer home of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the state primary, he hosted a reception for campaign workers.
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  • 2001
    Age 50
    By 2001 he was working in the law firm of Rodham & Fine in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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    As the Clinton administration came to a close in early 2001, it was discovered that Hugh Rodham received around $400,000 for legal services regarding gaining the Presidential pardon of businessman Glenn Braswell who had been convicted of fraud, and the sentence commutation of drug trafficker Carlos Vignali.
    More Details Hide Details While legal experts said that Rodham may well not have done anything wrong, the appearance of possible impropriety certainly existed. Moreoever, coming while the Bill Clinton pardons controversy was already in full force, this was a further embarrassment for the former administration and even got the attention of the Congressional House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Hillary Clinton, now a newly-sworn-in Senator, said, "He's my brother. I love my brother... I'm just extremely disappointed in this terrible misjudgment that he made... I knew nothing about my brother's involvement in these pardons. I knew nothing about his taking money for his involvement." Both Clintons pressured Rodham to return the $400,000, which he promptly did. During this time, Rodham additionally collected media criticism for being overweight and a poor dresser.
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 48
    In 1999, Hugh and brother Tony Rodham entered into a $118 million venture to grow and export hazelnuts from the Republic of Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details The U.S. State Department and National Security Advisor Sandy Berger became upset, however, when the Rodhams' local business connection in Batumi turned out to be Aslan Abashidze, a major political opponent of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, then a key U.S. ally in the region. After initial resistance, Berger and the Clintons prevailed upon the Rodham brothers to drop the deal. Hugh Rodham stated that he was only acting as a lawyer for the venture and did not have money invested in it. Episodes such as these led Hillary Clinton's White House staff to refer to Hugh and Tony as "the Brothers Rodham", extending the American tradition of troublesome presidential siblings to the brother-in-law category; one senior White House official would be quoted as saying, "You never wanted to hear their name come up in any context other than playing golf."
  • 1995
    Age 44
    During 1995 through 1997 Rodham started working on a very large tobacco lawsuit with other attorneys; observers were puzzled as to Rodham's involvement, given his limited experience in the area, and speculated that influence peddling might be the reason.
    More Details Hide Details The massive case eventually failed to gain Congressional approval.
  • 1994
    Age 43
    In November 1994, Rodham lost by a 70 percent to 30 percent margin to Mack.
    More Details Hide Details Rodham lost in even normally Democratic areas such as Broward County. After the election, Rubin switched allegiance again and charged Rodham with election law violations in the first primary. The Federal Elections Commission eventually dismissed the allegations. Rodham then had some involvement in Broward County politics, supporting a candidate for the County Commission who lost. He subsequently tried to unseat the Dade County Democratic Party Chairman; after badly losing that race, he disappeared from the Florida political scene. After losing the Senate race, Rodham returned to law, while also trying his hand at hosting a syndicated talk radio show around 1996.
    Rodham left the public defenders office to run for the United States Senate in Florida in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details In a contest for the Democratic Party nomination, he competed in a four-person primary field and finished first with 34 percent, which meant there would be a runoff election. After the first primary, the third-place finisher, flamboyant Miami lawyer and perennial losing candidate Ellis Rubin, joined forces with Rodham as a "senior executive consultant" and hatchet man. The second-place finisher and other entrant in the runoff was Mike Wiley, a talk radio personality and advocate of UFO conspiracy theories. In the presence of Rodham at a press conference, Rubin leveled the accusation that Wiley was hiding his Jewish faith by changing his name from his birth name, Michael Schreiber, and that Wiley "changed his name before the campaign to deceive voters about his Jewish religion." Rodham won the runoff contest by a margin of 58 to 42 percent, but as a result of the friction that had developed, Wiley refused to endorse Rodham afterward.
    Rodham made one run for political office, winning the 1994 Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat from Florida, but losing the general election to incumbent Senator Connie Mack III.
    More Details Hide Details During the Clinton administration, some of his actions came under public scrutiny. Since then he has been in private practice as a lawyer. Rodham was raised in a United Methodist family in suburban Park Ridge, Illinois. His father, Hugh Ellsworth Rodham (1911–1993), was of Welsh and English descent; he managed a successful small business in the textile industry. His mother, Dorothy Emma Howell (1919–2011), was a homemaker of English, Scottish, French Canadian, and Welsh descent. Hugh has an older sister, Hillary, and younger brother, Tony. He was often referred to as "Hughie" growing up, to distinguish him from his father, and that name form would persist into adulthood at times.
  • 1993
    Age 42
    In 1993, Hugh Rodham and his brother Tony ignited a small controversy when they tried to solicit corporate donations for Clinton's inaugural parties; they dropped the effort after a public outcry.
    More Details Hide Details Once the Clintons entered the White House, Rodham became a sometime golfing buddy of the President and he and Maria often joined family get-togethers at Camp David. When Clinton was having trouble with his cabinet nominations, Rodham recommended Reno to the president for appointment as U.S. Attorney General.
  • 1992
    Age 41
    She switched from being a Republican to a Democrat during the Bill Clinton presidential campaign, 1992, and founded a group known as Cuban-American Women for Clinton.
    More Details Hide Details A 1993 Washington Post story described her as "a smart, tough attorney, a Cuban version of Hillary." The couple have lived in Coral Gables, Florida, during their married life. In 1989 the groundbreaking, much imitated Miami Drug Court was co-founded by State Attorney Janet Reno, Chief Judge Gerald Wetherington, and Public Defender Bennett Brummer. Seeking to combat the crack cocaine epidemic of the time, it sought to find nonviolent drug users and give addicts structured programs to overcome addiction, often in lieu of a jail sentence. Rodham became Assistant Public Defender in the court. In this work Rodham was praised by local officials for effective, tireless work for long hours at low wages; Rodham himself would later say, "Public Defenders are the last bastion for liberty... we provide a strong defense for every citizen accused." Reno would later credit Rodham for making the Drug Court a success: "That drug court could never have been established without the cooperation of the public defender... who was a fellow by the name of Hugh Rodham, the assistant public defender. And we didn't know who Hugh Rodham was in those days, but one thing he did was get his clients in the back room, and every now and then you could hear him raise his voice and tell them to get with it and let's go.... He was assiduous in protecting his clients' rights, but he was also extraordinarily helpful in making sure his clients understood that here was a real chance to solve their problems."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 35
    Rodham married Maria Victoria Arias, a Cuban immigrant lawyer whom he met while she was interning at the public defender's office, in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details She had come to the United States from Cuba around 1960, as Fidel Castro took power, when she was two years old. She graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1989 and subsequently became a real estate lawyer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 29
    Rodham moved to Miami, where he began to practice criminal law; from around 1980 he became an investigator for the public defender in Dade County.
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  • 1972
    Age 21
    Like his father, Rodham attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Health and Human Development.
    More Details Hide Details While attending Penn State he was backup quarterback on the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. Rodham was also an active member of the Sigma Triton charge of Theta Delta Chi fraternity at Penn State. He served in the Peace Corps in Colombia for over a year, training teachers; he later called it the most rewarding experience of his life. He then gained advanced degrees in education and law at the University of Arkansas, the latter occurring while Bill Clinton was governor of the state.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 17
    Attending Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Rodham was known as what one writer later termed a "fun-loving jock" and was not as academically oriented as his sister had been. He graduated from Maine South High School in 1968, playing on the football, wrestling, and baseball teams.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born in 1950.
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