First Female US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright Dies 3/23/22


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Madeleine Albright, the 1st Female Secretary of State of the US.

On March 23, 2022, 84-year-old Madeleine Albright died of cancer.

Madeleine Albright was recognized as a trailblazer after becoming the very first female secretary of state during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Albright was born May 15, 1937 in Prague, Czechia. She came to the United States with her family in 1948, immigrating to Denver, Colorado, after the communist coup. Here, she attended Wesley College and Columbia University, as well as the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, in the capital, where she studied international relations.

In 1959, Albright married Joseph Medill Patterson Albright, with whom she had three daughters: Alice, Katherine, and Anne.

In 1997, Bill Clinton made Albright his Secretary of State, making her the first female secretary of state in history. She worked in the president’s cabinet until 2001.

During her term, Albright did several significant things, one of them being that she promoted the expansion of NATO eastward into the former Soviet bloc nations. Though controversial at first, Albright explained and proved that it would benefit the United States in the future.
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Even after her death, Madeleine Albright is still protecting the country she served.

Albright will be remembered as she was seen: a trailblazer and an “extraordinary person” as those like Hilary Clinton have remarked. Albright set a tone for women all over the world, and a stern tone: “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”