Who Was Madeleine Albright, The First Female US Secretary of State

Who Was Madeleine Albright, The First Female US Secretary of State?

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Albright immigrated with her family to the United States in 1948 from Czechoslovakia. Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright became an American diplomat to serve first as US female Secretary of State in history from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

Madeleine Albright’s Husband

Madeleine married to Joseph Medill Patterson Albright who was an American businessman and news publisher.

Madeleine Albright’s Siblings

Her siblings are John Korbel and Katherine Korbelová

Madeleine Albright’s Children

Madeleine and her husband were blessed with three adorable children; Alice Patterson Albright, Katherine Medill Albright, Anne Korbel Albright.

Why Did Madeleine Albright Change Her Name?

Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelová in 1937 in the Smíchov district of Prague, Czechoslovakia. But later, she learnt to speak French language while in Switzerland and changed her name from “Marie Jana” to “Madeleine” best reasons known to her.

Madeleine Albright, First Female US Secretary of State Is Dead

According to CNN, the cause of her death was cancer, a confirmed statement on Wednesday from Albright’s family. She died at the age of 84 years old.

Current US President, Joe Biden paid tribute to her by saying; “When I think of Madeleine, I will always remember her fervent faith that ‘America is the indispensable nation.‘”

The former President Bill Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he had recently spoken with his former top diplomat.

Bill Clinton explained Madeleine Albright’s viewpoint on the current conflicts between Russia-Ukraine before she passed away.

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She “spent the entire conversation talking about how Ukraine had to be defended and that we had put a lot of those who said we had made a mistake to expand NATO — she said (Russia’s) not going after NATO yet,” Clinton said on “The Situation Room.”

She just wanted to support whatever we could do to back Ukraine. And that’s all she wanted to talk about. She was happy. She was upbeat,” he added. “And she didn’t want to venture into her health challenges. She said, ‘I’m being treated, I’m doing the best I can. The main thing we can all do now is to think about the world we want to leave for our kids.'”

By: Michael Djan

French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Blogger @ frencheducationgh.com

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