Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State
 
 
Madeleine (Marie Jana) as a small child
Madeleine (Marie Jana) as a small child
 
 
Albright worked in politics most of her career.
Albright worked in politics most of her career.
 
 
Albright talking with President Clinton
Albright talking with President Clinton
 
 
Albright meeting our troops in 1998
Albright meeting our troops in 1998
 
 
Madeleine Albright continues to give speeches and lectures.
Madeleine Albright continues to give speeches and lectures.
 
Albright, Madeleine<br> U.S. Secretary of State
Topic(s):   Famous People (U.S.), Women (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Marie Jana Korbel (name at birth)
changed to Madeleine Korbel Albright
Born May 15, 1937 (Prague, Czech Republic)
Died
Nationality Czechoslovakain, American
Occupation(s) US Ambassador to United Nations, Secretary of State, professor, author,
Major Achievement(s) first female U.S. Secretary of State

Madeleine grew up in Europe. She has one brother and one sister. Her father worked for different governments. Madeleine’s family moved a lot. She lived in several different countries in Europe. In 1948, her family moved to the United States. They lived in Denver, Colorado.

In 1957, Marie Jana changed her name to Madeleine. She also became a U.S. citizen. Madeleine was a good student. She went to Wellesley College. She studied political science.

After college, Madeleine married Joseph Albright in 1959. They had three daughters. She loved being a mom. While raising her family, Madeleine went back to college. She continued to study political science.

Madeleine worked in politics. She worked for a U.S. Senator. Next she worked for President Jimmy Carter. Albright taught at Georgetown University. She wrote three books.

In 1993, Albright became an ambassador to the United Nations. The United Nations works to make the world a safer place.

Later, in 1996, she became Secretary of State. She worked for President Bill Clinton. She went all over the world. She helped the U.S. work with other countries. Albright retired in 2001.

Resource information

Bennett, A. (2015). Albright, Madeleine Korbel. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved fromhttp://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar011300

Byman, J. (2004). Madam Secretary: The story of Madeleine Albright. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Pub.

Madeleine Albright. (2015). In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from http://academic.eb.com/EBchecked/topic/13109/Madeleine-Albright

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