Madeleine Albright

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Madeleine Albright
64th United States Secretary of State
In office
January 23, 1997 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
DeputyStrobe Talbott
Preceded byWarren Christopher
Succeeded byColin Powell
20th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 27, 1993 – January 21, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byEdward J. Perkins
Succeeded byBill Richardson
Personal details
Marie Jana Korbelová

(1937-05-15) May 15, 1937 (age 84)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyDemocratic
Joseph Medill Patterson Albright
(m. 1959; div. 1982)
ResidencePurcellville, Virginia[1]
EducationWellesley College (BA)
Johns Hopkins University
Columbia University (MA, PhD)

Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) is a former American diplomat and politician of Czech-Jewish descent.

She was born in Czechoslovakia. Her father was Josef Korbel. She was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996. Ninety-nine United States Senators voted to confirm her. No senator voted against her. She was sworn in (taking office) on January 23, 1997.[2] She is currently a professor at Georgetown University.

Before she was Secretary of State, Albright was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She began at the UN on February 6, 1993.[2]

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  1. Madeleine Albright's House in Purcellville, VA (Google Maps) Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Biography: Madeleine Korbel Albright". Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  3. Albright, Madeleine (2009-09-29). "Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright". Archived from the original on 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-16.