Madeleine Albright was born in 1937 in Prague. As a child, she moved with her family to the U.S. and later studied at Wellesley College and Columbia University. She assumed the role of U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations in Jan. 1993. Three years later she was appointed Secretary of State in the Clinton administration, making her the first woman to have ever held the position. She left the post in 2001 and has since authored several New York Times best-selling books.
UN ambassador : a behind-the-scenes look at Madeleine Albright's world by Robert Maass. A biography of the American ambassador to the United Nations, describing her childhood as a Czechoslovakian refugee during World War II and her responsibilities as an ambassador.
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, a Czech-born refugee, became the first woman ever to hold the post of United States secretary of state in 1997. She was granted political asylum in the U.S. in 1948 and became an American citizen in 1957.