Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was born in November 1954. Condoleezza is the national security advisor to President George W. Bush. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Her parents were teachers and she was an only child. Her family moved to Denver, Colorado when Condoleezza was in high school. She decided to take college classes even though she was still in high school. She graduated from the University of Denver at 19. She got a master's degree from Notre Dame in 1975 and after getting her doctorate in political science from the University of Denver she began teaching political science at Stanford University in California. She became a professor in Political Science at Stanford and she later became the Provost of the university. She went to Washington D.C. to work for President George H. W. Bush in 1989. She has written many articles and books on International Affairs and Foreign Affairs, including Germany and Europe. When she was 10 her family came to Washington on a trip. When she saw the White House, she told her dad, "One day I'll be in that house." And after a lot of schooling she was. I think it was good to learn about Condoleezza Rice because she has a very important job in the White House.

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By Daniel Ca., third grade, 2001

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