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Michelle Obama – 3rd First Lady to Hold a Postgraduate Degree



The First Lady of the United States is not a position of leisure.  Great accomplishments have been achieved by various women in this job.  Elenor Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943.  Betty Ford started the Betty Ford Center, an alcohol and drug treatment facility, in 1982.  Hillary Clinton pushed the Clinton Health care plan and later became a United States senator in 2000.  All of these women might have been behind great men, but none of them were outshone.  Currently, Michelle Obama is trying to establish herself as the First Lady.  What will she accomplish?  To get a better idea, let´s take a look at her background.

Michelle, who was then Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, attended Princeton University, following her brother who graduated in 1983.  Her thesis was entitled, “Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community.”  In it, she recalls being shocked that college students drove BMWs when she didn´t even know any parents who drove BMWs. Michelle graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in African American studies in 1985.  After Princeton, Michelle continued at Harvard Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1988.  This makes her the 3rd First Lady with a postgraduate degree, following Hillary Rodham Clinton and Laura Bush.

She then went on to start a successful career in law in Chicago, where she would later meet her future husband and president of the United States, Barack Obama.

So what will Michelle accomplish as First Lady?  There is no doubt that she is an intelligent, educated, successful women and she will definitely leave her mark on the Whitehouse.

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  1. that proves that behind each successful man there is a strong woman who makes a huge contribution to this success. There is a proverb in Russia – if you want to know what a man costs, look at his woman.

    Bravo, Michelle.

  2. I think it´s difficult not to respect a woman like Michelle Obama and I am sure she will do great things.

  3. What’s interesting is that they represent the last 20 years in United States. Maybe it’s just an indicator that these days postgraduate diplomas are more essential. Also it shows a greater access to higher education for women in the last 5 decades

  4. you cant imagine how important is to have a family like them in the White House. it’s such a powerfull motivating image.

  5. she is doing a great job

  6. i think she is a role model for all women

  7. Hi
    Very nice and intrestingss story.

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