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|64th United States Secretary of State|
January 23, 1997 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Warren Christopher|
|Succeeded by||Colin Powell|
|20th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
January 27, 1993 – January 21, 1997
|Preceded by||Edward J. Perkins|
|Succeeded by||Bill Richardson|
Marie Jana Korbelová
May 15, 1937
(now Czech Republic)
|Spouse(s)||Joseph Medill Patterson Albright|
|Education||Wellesley College (BA)|
Johns Hopkins University
Columbia University (MA, PhD)
She was born in 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.
- Madam Secretary (2003)
- 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).
- Read My Pins (2009).
- Madeleine Albright's House in Purcellville, VA (Google Maps) Retrieved 2018-05-08.
- "Biography: Madeleine Korbel Albright". Secretary.state.gov. http://secretary.state.gov/www/albright/albright.html. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- Albright, Madeleine (2009-09-29). "Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright". Harpercollins.com. http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780060899189/Read_My_Pins/index.aspx. Retrieved 2009-10-16.