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   Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham

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Democratic

 

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6/4/1919

Died

11/1/2011

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Entered on 10/1/2007, Updated 11/1/2011

Biography

Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham is the mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Dorothy Emma Howell was born in 1919 in Chicago, Illinois to Edwin John Howell, Jr., a Chicago firefighter,[1] and Della Murray.[2] Her sister Isabelle was born in 1924.[1] The parents paid only sporadic attention to the children, then divorced in 1927.[1] The children were then sent to live with their paternal grandparents in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra, California.[1] After Dorothy graduated from Alhambra High School in 1937, she moved to Chicago for a failed reunion with her mother.[1] Subsequently she moved into her own apartment there and took office jobs to support herself.[1] While applying for a job as a clerk typist at a textile company, Dorothy met traveling salesman Hugh Ellsworth Rodham[1] in 1937.[3] After a lengthy courtship they married in early 1942.[1] She became a full-time homemaker, raising three children, Hillary, Hugh, and Tony. She encouraged Hillary to pursue an education and a career, though she had never done so herself. In 1987, Hugh and Dorothy Rodham moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to be closer to their daughter and granddaughter Chelsea.[4] An excellent student as a youth, Dorothy Rodham now took college courses in subjects such as psychology, logic, and child development, although she never graduated.[1][4] Her husband died in 1993. By the 2000s, she was living in her daughter's large Whitehaven house in northwest Washington, D.C.[5] Dorothy Rodham values her privacy and rarely speaks to the media.

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Birthdate obtained here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Rodham


NEWS

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11/4/2011

General

My Friendship with Hillary Clinton’s Mother: The Influence of Observant, Worldly, Hopeful Mrs. Rodham

11/1/2011

News

Hillary Clinton's mother dies at 92


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FAMILY

Child

Hugh Rodham

Child

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Spouse

Hugh Rodham (1/1/1942 to 4/7/1993)

Child

Tony Rodham


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