Madeleine Korbel Albright (1937 - )
Madeleine Korbel Albright was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She and her family fled from the Nazi's in 1939 and she became a United States citizen in 1957. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College, studied at the Johns Hopkins, and received her Masters and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Albright served as the United States' Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the National Security Council. Albright is most recognized as the 64th Secretary of State and the first woman to hold that office. During her term she became the highest ranking western diplomat to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. She currently serves as the Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Georgetown University as well as the chair of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
- Article is excerpted from the NWHM Spring 2006 Newsletter
- PHOTO: U.S. Department of State