7 Facts You Might Not Know About Hillary Clinton

Now that we're in the thick of the 2016 presidential race, I decided to dig up a few facts on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton that you might not know. Admittedly, despite being your typical politics nerd, I didn't know any of these myself:

  • According to the National Constitution Center, Hillary Clinton wasn’t interested in politics at a young age. Instead, she aspired to "become a baseball player, a journalist, and an astronaut.” 
  • Clinton was once a Republican, even campaigning for Barry Goldwater in 1964. She switched parties in 1968 and wound up working for Democratic nominee George McGovern in 1972 and Jimmy Carter in 1976.
  • In 1974, Clinton became a member of the presidential impeachment inquiry staff during the Watergate scandal. President Richard Nixon resigned later that year.
  • Clinton is the first presidential spouse to earn a postgraduate degree and the first to be elected to national office.
  • Hillary was the first presidential spouse to be subpoenaed. She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have been the only first couple to be fingerprinted by the FBI.
  • Clinton has taught at the University of Arkansas Law School.
  • Hillary won a Grammy in 1997 for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio version of her book “It Takes a Village.”
Did you already know any of these facts about the former first lady and secretary of state? Any other little-known facts you can add to the list?

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