Condoleezza Rice was born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the first female African-American Secretary of State and the second African-American Secretary of State following Colin Powell. Rice was the first female National Security Advisor and served during President Bush’s first term in office from January 20, 2001 – January 26, 2005. As a young girl Condoleezza was a gifted pianist and student, who entered the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating with a B.A at the age of 19. Prior to joining the Bush Administration Rice was professor of political science at Stanford University from 1993 to 1999. After leaving office Rice returned as professor at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University.
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