Here's an in-depth look at the life of Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
Personal: Birth date: May 15, 1937
Birth place: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Birth name: Marie Jana Korbelova
Father: Josef Korbel, a diplomat
Mother: Mandula Korbel
Marriage: Joseph Albright (1959 - 1983, divorced)
Children: Katharine (1967); Anne and Alice (1961)
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science, with honors, Wellesley College, 1959; Masters of Arts degree, Columbia University, 1968; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1976
Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, learned late in life that her family was Jewish.
Other Facts: Her family escaped then-Czechoslovakia 10 days after the Nazi invasion.
First female Secretary of State
Known for wearing brooches, or pins, to convey her foreign policy messages.
Timeline: 1976-1978 - Chief Legislative Assistant to Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine.
1978-1981 - White House staff member and Congressional Liaison for the National Security Council under Zbigniew Brzezinski for President Jimmy Carter.
1981 - Senior Fellow in Soviet and Eastern European affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
1982-1993 - Serves a dual appointment at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service: Research Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Women in Foreign Service Program.
1984 - Foreign policy coordinator for the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Walter Mondale.
1984-1993 - Vice-chairman of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
1988 - Senior foreign policy adviser for the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis.
1989-1993 - President of the Center for National Policy.
1990 - Interpreter and adviser to Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel during his first state visit.
1992 - Foreign policy adviser to presidential candidate Bill Clinton.
January 27, 1993 - Is confirmed as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
January 23, 1997 - Is sworn in as the 64th Secretary of State.