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Condoleezza Rice
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American born on November 14, 1954, in Birmingham, Alabama

A Woman of Many Firsts

  • She was the first woman and first African-American to serve as provost of Stanford University. A post she held for six years. 
  • In 2001, Ms. Rice was appointed national security adviser by President George W. Bush, becoming the first black woman (and second woman) to hold the post,
  • She went on to become the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. Ms. Rice was the nation's 66th Secretary of State, serving from January 2005 to 2009.
  • On August 20, 2012, Ms. Rice was one of the first two women to be admitted as members to Augusta National Golf Club.

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