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Photos: Future US President Hillary Rodham Clinton at 21

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In 1969, a 21-year-old Hillary Rodham (Clinton), 21, was photographed for LIFE magazine.

Intelligent, intensely curious and, from a young age, driven to find a way to somehow contribute to the world around her, Hillary Rodham enrolled at Wellesley College in the fall of 1965. It was there, in Massachusetts, that the moderate Republican underwent her transformation (she might characterize it as “an evolution”) to committed Democrat.

By the time she graduated from Wellesley in May 1969, Hillary Rodham was already such a notable figure that she was featured, along with four other speakers from four other schools — and excerpts from their commencement addresses — in the June 20, 1969, issue of LIFE, in an article titled, simply, “The Class of ’69.”

 

Class leader and Future First Lady & Senator Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) of Wellesley College talking about student protests which she supported in her commencement speech. Class leader and Future First Lady & Senator Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) of Wellesley College talking about student protests which she supported in her commencement speech. Class leader and Future First Lady & Senator Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) of Wellesley College talking about student protests which she supported in her commencement speech. Hillary Rodham

 

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  • Peter Gauge

    “Future” US President? Perhaps but young victim of circus pants here.

    And, in the time between her coronaiton, why don’t you just go fuck youself with an atom bomb. And this little old lady whore too.

  • NGO

    Future President?? Please God, NO!

  • Bike Riding Hippie Man

    Groovy pants, looks like shes stoned too, she has my symbolic vote (I’m a Canadian)

    • Realist

      Go ahead…vote for the wife of Monica Lewinskys ex boyfriend……

    • Alek G

      And a former legal counsel for Monsanto….

  • Mack Bonham

    Is it ok with you assholes if we, you know, have an election first?

    And can’t we have even one tiny corner of the internet not infected by this political crap?

  • Freakanatcha

    Please explain how one could be so brilliant as to be featured in Life, yet oblivious to the horror that is loud striped pants on floral upholstery.

  • Archie Dux

    No one under the age of 52 has had an opportunity to vote in a Presidential election where someone named Bush or Clinton has not been part of the ticket or in the cabinet.

  • ghostofhallelujah

    Nice campaign ad.

  • Alek G

    “Intelligent, intensely curious and, from a young age, driven to find a way to somehow contribute to the world around her”

    YEAH. OK.

    You forgot ‘future legal counsel for Monsanto’.

  • Leo Sebastian

    Wow , she was ugly bitch even back then … And , by the way , grandma Hillary will never be elected president .

  • Leo Sebastian

    “Intelligent, intensely curious and, from a young age, driven to find a way to somehow contribute to the world around her”

    Really ??? So far world contribute to her $150 ml . May I ask for what ??? What she has done ? Ever ?