|Name||Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham|
, New York , United States
|| June 04, 1919
|Died||November 01, 2011
|Last Modifed||Brandonius Maximus|
Nov 01, 2011 09:56am
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|Info||Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham is the mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton. |
Dorothy Emma Howell was born in 1919 in Chicago, Illinois to Edwin John Howell, Jr., a Chicago firefighter, and Della Murray. Her sister Isabelle was born in 1924. The parents paid only sporadic attention to the children, then divorced in 1927. The children were then sent to live with their paternal grandparents in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra, California. After Dorothy graduated from Alhambra High School in 1937, she moved to Chicago for a failed reunion with her mother. Subsequently she moved into her own apartment there and took office jobs to support herself.
While applying for a job as a clerk typist at a textile company, Dorothy met traveling salesman Hugh Ellsworth Rodham in 1937. After a lengthy courtship they married in early 1942. She became a full-time homemaker, raising three children, Hillary, Hugh, and Tony. She encouraged Hillary to pursue an education and a career, though she had never done so herself.
In 1987, Hugh and Dorothy Rodham moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to be closer to their daughter and granddaughter Chelsea. An excellent student as a youth, Dorothy Rodham now took college courses in subjects such as psychology, logic, and child development, although she never graduated. Her husband died in 1993. By the 2000s, she was living in her daughter's large Whitehaven house in northwest Washington, D.C. Dorothy Rodham values her privacy and rarely speaks to the media.
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