- NAME: Condoleezza Rice
- OCCUPATION: Government Official
- BIRTH DATE: November 14, 1954 (Age: 59)
- Did You Know?: Condoleezza Rice was the first African-American woman to be appointed national security adviser and U.S. Secretary of State.
- EDUCATION: University of Denver, University of Notre Dame, University of Denver, Stanford University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Birmingham, Alabama
- Full Name: Condoleezza Rice
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Condoleezza Rice is the first black woman to serve as the United States' national security adviser, as well as the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09).
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Condoleezza Rice grew up in Jim Crow Alabama and went on to become the first female National Security Advisor and the first African-American female United States Secretary of State.
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The event was monumental. The club, which opened in 1933, had infamously been known for its all-male membership and repeated failure to admit women.
Just a few weeks later, on August 29, 2012, Rice attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, showing her support for the Republican Party's 2012 election candidates,
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Rice delivered a riveting speech on the second day of the convention, spurring positive media attention: "I think my father thought I might be president of the United States. I think he would've been satisfied with secretary of state. I'm a foreign policy person and to have a chance to serve my country as the nation's chief diplomat at a time of peril and consequence, that was enough," she said, adding that her future plans focus on being an educator, not a politician.
"I'll go back and be a happy Stanford faculty member," Rice said. "And, obviously, I'll do what I can to help this ticket. But my life is in Palo Alto. My future is with my students at Stanford and in public service on issues that I care about like education reform."
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