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Madeleine Albright. Early Childhood  I was born in Smíchov, a town in Prague, Czechoslovakia on May 15, 1937  I was the oldest out of my siblings, I.

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1 Madeleine Albright

2 Early Childhood  I was born in Smíchov, a town in Prague, Czechoslovakia on May 15, 1937  I was the oldest out of my siblings, I had one brother and one sister, John and Katherine.  My father, Josef Korbel, was a Jewish Czech diplomat, and was married to my mother Anna Korbel.

3 Making Changes My father was announced Czechoslovak Ambassador, he moved the family to Belgrade and sent me to Prealpina Institut pour Jeunes Filles, in Switzerland. Here, I learned French and my name became Madeleine, which is French for my nickname Madlenka.

4 Making Adjustments After the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia took over the government in 1948, my father was forced to resign. He received a position on the United Nations delegation in Kashmir..

5 Leaving Home  After he knew about the delegation, he sent my family and I over seas to the United states.  We arrived in New York City, New York in November of  We settled on Long Island, New York.

6 Exploring The New World  Once again we moved, I spent the majority of my teen years in Denver, Colorado. I graduated from Kent Denver School in  I then became an American citizen in 1957.

7 College Life I attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. I went to college on a full scholarship, and majored in political science. I also joined the College Democrats of America. I graduated from college in 1959.

8 First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…….  While home in Denver I worked for the Denver Post. That is where I met my husband Joseph Medill Patterson Albright. We got married in Wellesley, shortly after my college graduation in 1959.

9 Then comes Babies!  In 1961, Joseph began working at Newsday in New York City. So we moved to Garden City on Long Island, New York.  This is where I had my twins, Anne and Alice. They were 6 weeks premature.

10 On The Move  In 1962 we moved to Georgetown in Washington D.C.  I began to study international relations, and continue to study Russian.  After a death in the family, we returned to Long Island. To help with Joseph’s family business.

11 Third one’s always the charm. When we moved back to Long Island, I continued my studies at the Columbia University’s Department of Public Law and Government. We also gave birth to another daughter, Katherine, in 1967.

12 Heart Broken  Eventually I moved back to Washington D.C, and commuted to Columbia for my PhD.  I received my PhD in  After returning home from a political assignment in Poland, Joseph declared he wanted a divorce.

13 Beginning My Own Career In Politics.  In 1972 I was invited to organize a fundraising dinner for the presidential campaign of U.S Senator, Ed Muskie. This led him to giving me the position of his chief legislative assistant in 1976.

14 Being a part of the United Nations My first diplomatic position was when I was appointed Ambassador of the United Nations. I presented my credentials on Feb. 9 th 1993.

15 High Honor  After many different political positions, I took office as the 64 th U.S Secretary of State, on Jan. 3 rd, I became the highest ranking woman in the U.S government.  Appointed by President Bill Clinton, I was honored to be the first female to ever receive this position.


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