Hillary Clinton's mother dies at 92
Dorothy Rodham with granddaughter Chelsea Clinton, daughter Hillary Clinton and son-in-law Bill Clinton in 2007 in Washington.
November 1st, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Hillary Clinton's mother dies at 92

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, died Tuesday at the age of 92, the Clinton Foundation announced.

Rodham's death came a day after the State Department said Clinton had canceled a scheduled trip to Britain and Turkey because her mother was ill.

Rodham died in Washington surrounded by family, the Clinton Foundation said in a news release. Her illness was not disclosed.

The foundation called Rodham "a warm, generous and strong woman; an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother."

Rodham made occasional campaign appearances with her daughter during Clinton's unsuccessful Democratic presidential bid in 2008, and she helped the former first lady raise money to retire her campaign debt. She also made trips with the Clintons during their years in the White House, including a 2000 visit to India and a 1998 trip to China.

Hillary Clinton had been scheduled to attend a conference on Afghanistan on Wednesday in Istanbul, with a stop in London for talks with her British counterpart, Foreign Secretary William Hague, on the way.

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  1. Artur de Freitas

    A lady that brought up such an accomplished daughter is a great mother. God will look after you.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cindy

    Our condolences from our family to yours Mrs Clinton. Nothing can ever take her place and no one can take away her memory. God Bless you and give you peace in this time of sorrow.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Burglar


    November 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ma & pa

    Yes, Perk..."Flying High Now". To help look after us all. May she be comforted and sheltered in the arms of our creator as she rests. Our kind thoughts go all who valued her, and were closest to her.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Anthony Horan

    We need more stories about mothers. How about Steve Jobs adoptive mother? He was always complimentary about his parents. Thomas Edison's mother was terrific.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lambert D. Talley

    May the Lord give you peace and strength! Our prayers are with Madame Secretary of State Clinton. May He give each of you peace.

    Lambert D. Talley, President/CEO & Family

    Grace Outreach Ministrys

    November 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ma & pa

    "thoughts go TO all" @Happy Foot, and everyone...thankyou for the elucidation we occasionally recognize. @Ben,...the culling should be just a bad thought in the nightmare of the worst condemned evildoer, unless you're referring to God's words on the subject. Mankind thinking to bypass God, reading numbers based on fallacy, sees only an evershifting view and too often hits the ferocious looking protecter of the innocent children happily playing in the sunshine of peace. Ouch. Readers. For those who don't understand our words, may you continue to have the personal freedom to play in peace. Bless our good leaders. Ben...may any syrious oppression depart from you.

    November 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. christopher

    R.i.p. miss rodham.you lived a full life and got to see all that your daughter has ecomplished.

    November 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. M in Oz

    The serial killer article got 5 sentences with no mention of the victims names or their young lives. I'm sorry for Mrs Clinton and family's loss of their 92yr old loved one, but really? Only 5 sentences?

    November 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bumcheek7

    Wonder how she and Slick Willie got along.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. patricia nixon


    November 2, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. R McVey

    My sincerest sympathy! No doubt in my mind that she was ever so proud of all of your accomplishments. She must have been an amazing mother to raise such an outstanding and truely spectacular daughter. My sympathy to all of your family!

    November 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jill Patton

    Hillary's mother dies?????????????? And...???? So what!

    November 6, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. Lasantha Pethiyagoda

    A pity that Hilary's mother could not have been proud of the disaster that is Hilary. Any mother would want to see her child acquire human qualities and virtues...not so, with Hilary, a ruthless and devilish woman who rejoices at the death of people and does everything in her power to help kill millions of innocents in third world countries if simply to serve her political agenda and project her power..her mother would have died of shame...

    November 7, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. slider

    A shame that the mother could not have buried the daughter.

    November 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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