When Hillary married Bill Clinton in October of 1975,  she decided to keep her own surname and continued to be known as Hillary Rodham for the next few years, in an attempt to keep her professional life seperate from her husband’s and avoid any conflicts of interest.
It wasn’t until Bill Clinton’s campaign to become governor of Arkansas that Hillary began to use the Clinton surname instead Rodham.
And the rest of her story is more familiar. She went on to become the first Lady of the United States when Bill Clinton become President in 1993. She stood by her husband during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which revealed that Bill had engaged in an extramarital affair with the intern whilst he was President.
Hillary went on to become New York’s US Senator in 2001 and continued progressing in her politcal career when she became America’s 67th Secretary of State in 2009, a position she held up until 2013.
On 12th April 2015 Hillary Clinton announced that she would run for President in the 2016 elections, and in a matter of weeks we will find out whether or not her attempt to become the first female president of the USA has been successful or not.
However, one man stands in her way…

So there we have it. In a matter of weeks, a lady whose grandfather was born in Stanley, Country Durham, could hold the world’s most powerful position – President of the United States.
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