Happy birthday, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
To honor her 65th birthday, we present a series of portraits of Hillary as a young graduate in 1969 — these photos ran in LIFE in an article titled, simply, “The Class of ’69.”
President Barack Obama signs a condolence book after addressing State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2012. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
People—especially young women—need to rid their minds of this baggage that has been inherited. Because you can unfortunately caricature anybody: ‘Oh, she’s the woman who never wanted to get married and have children.’ Well, you don’t know what her life is like. Or, ‘She’s the woman who gave up her career and stayed home.’ Well, maybe that’s what she found most fulfilling. We have got to get beyond all of that pigeonholing.
--Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - Will Hillary Clinton Run for President in 2016 - ELLE.com (via apsies)