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Madeleine Albright was the first woman to serve as Secretary of State. Learn more about American diplomacy and foreign relations through these titles, available from the library.

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Madeleine Albright (May 15, 1937-March 23, 2022)

Madeleine Albright was the first woman to serve as Secretary of State. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton in late 1996 and served in that role until 2001. Before becoming Secretary of State, Albright counseled numerous Democratic politicians on foreign policy and was ambassador to the United Nations. After retiring from public service, she taught at Georgetown University, headed her own consulting firm, and authored books and opinion pieces.

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