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Condoleezza Rice
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66th United States Secretary of State
In office
January 26, 2005 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Deputy Richard Armitage (2005)
Robert Zoellick (2005–2006)
John Negroponte (2007–2009)
Preceded by Colin Powell
Succeeded by Hillary Rodham Clinton
20th United States National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 26, 2005
President George W. Bush
Deputy Stephen Hadley
Preceded by Sandy Berger
Succeeded by Stephen Hadley
Provost of Stanford University
In office
Preceded by Gerald J. Lieberman
Succeeded by John L. Hennessy
Personal details
Born November 14, 1954 (1954-11-14) (age 66)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Denver
University of Notre Dame
Profession Professor, Provost, Politician

Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American Republican politician, She was the 66th United States Secretary of State. She was the second Secretary of State under former President George W. Bush. She took over from Colin Powell on January 26, 2005, after he stepped down. Rice was the first African American woman, second African American (after Powell), and second woman (after Madeleine Albright) to serve as Secretary of State. Her educator was Josef Korbel, he inspired her.

Before she became Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice was Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term (2001–2005). Before she did this, she was a Professor of political science at Stanford University from 1993 to 1999, where she also was the Provost.

Rice was in the 2011 documentary Miss Representation.

Rice was a Democrat until 1982. She then changed to Republican because she did not agree with the foreign policy of Democratic President Jimmy Carter and because her father was Republican.

Rice was the United States National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush during the September 11 attacks.

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