Last updated on: 6/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Rodham Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Secretary of State
Position:
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“We can have common sense gun reforms that keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the violently unstable while respecting responsible gun owners… The stakes are too high, the costs are too dear, and I am not and will not be afraid to keep fighting for common sense reforms, and along with you, achieve those on behalf of all who have been lost because of this senseless gun violence in this country.”

Igor Bobic, “Hillary Clinton Calls for ‘Common Sense’ Gun Reforms in Wake of Charleston Shooting,” www.huffingtonpost.com, June 20, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to guns and gun policies. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to guns and gun policies.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
  • 2008 Democratic Candidate for US President
  • US Senator (D-New York), 2000-2009
  • Former Member, Senate Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees; and Special Committee on Aging
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
  • Board Member, Legal Services Corporation, 1978
  • Partner, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
  • House Judiciary Committee, 1974
  • Co-founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women and Arkansas Educatinal Standards Committee
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969
Contact Info:
Phone
646-854-1432
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
hillaryclinton.com
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @HillaryClinton
  • Married to Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Legal Services Corporation, Children’s Defense Fund, Child Care Action Campaign, and Children’s Television Workshop
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?