See The Cause Of The Death Of The First Female US Secretary Of State, Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright, a Czech immigrant who became the United States’ first female secretary of state, has died.
Madeleine Albright death: Cause of Madeleine Albright death
This online news platform understands that Madeleine Albright died on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, according to a statement released by her family.
Before her death, Madeleine Korbel Albright was the 64th United States Secretary of State and the first female US Secretary of State.
Madeleine Albright died of cancer, according to a message released to her official Twitter feed announcing her death.
“We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S. Secretary of State and the first female to hold th at position, passed away earlier today,” the statement read in part.
“The cause was cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends. We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.”
Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelova on May 15, 1937, in Prague. She and her family relocated to London shortly before Nazi Germany conquered Czechoslovakia. The family returned to Prague after the war.
However, Newsone Nigeria states that after the Communist takeover, the family moved to the United States as a refugee in 1948. Albright became a citizen of the United States in 1957.
Following Bill Clinton’s re-election as US president in 1997, Madeleine Albright was sworn in as the country’s first female Secretary of State.
Albright, a political science professor, has previously served as a foreign policy adviser to a number of Democratic presidential contenders, including Clinton.
Clinton appointed her as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations in 1993, during his first term in office.
Madeleine Albright “rose to the heights of American policy-making, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, the nation’s highest civilian honour,” the statement by her family said.
“A tireless champion of democracy and human rights, she was at the time of her death a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, part of Dentons Global Advisors, chair of Albright Capital Management, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, chair of the National Democratic Institute, chair of the U.S. Defense Policy Board, and an author.
“She founded the Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, served as a lifetime trustee of The Aspen Institute, and was a member of the chapter of the Washington National Cathedral,” the statement said.