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   As a Director, Clinton Moved Wal-Mart Board, but Only So Far

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5/21/2007 9:00 am

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New York Times

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Entered 5/21/2007, Updated 5/21/2007

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In 1986, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, had a problem. He was under growing pressure from shareholders — and his wife, Helen — to appoint a woman to the company’s 15-member board of directors. So Mr. Walton turned to a young lawyer who just happened to be married to the governor of Arkansas, where Wal-Mart is based: Hillary Rodham Clinton.


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