-Humanitarian Award, Elie Wiesel Foundation
-Women Who Make A Difference Lifetime Achievement Award, Family Circle
-President's Award, League of United Latin American Citizens
-International Women's Philanthropy Award, Lion of Judah Conference of Combined Jewish Philanthropies
-Distinguished Bridge Builder Award, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
-Recognition, Military Order of the Purple Heart
-Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Elementary School Principals
-Bully Pulpit Award, National Council for Adoption
-Black Women of Courage Award, National Federation of Black Women Business Owners
-Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Progressive National Baptist Convention
- Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service
-Woman of Steel - Role Model of the Year, United Steel Workers of America
-Arkansas Woman of the Year-1983
-Arkansas Mother of the Year-1984
-First woman to be elected into the New York Senate
- She won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio of her book "It Takes a Village"
Secret Service Vehicles/Ford Hybrid
Date of Wedding Anniversary:
October 11, 1975
Small Businessman/Drapery Salesman
"The Brothers Karamazov," "The Prodigal Son," "The Hare with Amber Eyes," "The Signature of All Things," "Citizens of London," "A Suitable Boy." I will read anything by Laura Hillenbrand, Walter Isaacson, Barbara Kingsolver, John le Carre, John Grisham, Hilary Mantel, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen, and Alice Walker.
Movies I have watched numerous times include: The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Out of Africa, A League of their Own, and Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
I carry around hundreds of quotes that mean something to me. Here's two: Eleanor Roosevelt: "A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she's in hot water." Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great."
Favorite TV Shows:
Downton Abbey, HGTV shows, Blue Bloods, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, Castle, House of Cards, Borgen, The Three Stooges (from childhood) and lots more.
Hobbies or Special Talents:
I enjoy long walks, swimming, yoga, playing with our dogs, reading, watching movies, and now spending time with my granddaughter.
Names of Grandchildren:
Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky
Number of Grandchildren:
Personal Hero and Why:
Pets (include names):
Living History. (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
-An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History (Simon & Schuster, 2000)
-It Takes A Village: and Other Lessons Children Teach Us (Simon & Schuster, 1996)
-Dear Socks, Dear Buddy (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
-Hard Choices (Simon &Schuster, 2014)
Former President of the United States of America