Born on November 19, 1926, in Duncan, Oklahoma, Jeane Kirkpatrick studied internationally and became a political science scholar. A one-time Democrat, she was foreign policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan and became the first woman ambassador to the U.N. Favoring right-wing regimes, Kirkpatrick was part of the Iran-Contra affair and considered a presidential run. She died on December 7, 2006.
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