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Madeleine Albright
64th United States Secretary of State
In office
January 23, 1997 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Warren Christopher
Succeeded by Colin Powell
20th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 27, 1993 – January 21, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Edward J. Perkins
Succeeded by Bill Richardson
Personal details
Born (1937-05-15) May 15, 1937 (age 84)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Joseph Medill Patterson Albright (1959-1982) (divorced)
Children 3 daughters - twins Anne and Alice, and Katherine (Katie)
Alma mater Wellesley College,
Johns Hopkins University,
Columbia University
Profession Diplomat

Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) is an American diplomat, where she born in the 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. 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.


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  • The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006)
  • Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership (2008).
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