- 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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