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OBIT Hillary Clinton's Mother Dies Jason Reed, Reuters / Landov

Hillary Clinton's Mother Dies

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mother, Dorthy Rodham, died shortly after midnight Tuesday in Washington. She was 92. The cause was not yet released, but Clinton had canceled a trip to London and Istanbul Monday night due to her mother’s illness. Clinton’s father, Hugh, died in 1993. Rodham’s neighbors in Little Rock said they remembered her as being a “proud mother and warm grandmother.” The Clinton family is planning a private memorial service for Rodham, who Clinton has often credited as inspiring her to stand up for herself and for those who needed help. Rodham rarely gave interviews about her daughter and son-in-law, with one notable exception being during the 2008 election, when she appeared with her daughter in primary states.

November 1, 2011 11:02 AM