NH Lawmakers Remember Former Secretary Albright

March 24, 2022

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has died. The first woman to serve as secretary of state, under former President Bill Clinton, was 84 when she died on Wednesday.

“She understood the American dream, you didn’t always agree with her politics, but she got it”, Governor Chris Sununu said on the Pulse of New Hampshire.

Before her role as America’s top diplomat, Albright was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

“Her fearless leadership in the wake of the Cold War and her incisive wisdom won her the respect of leaders across the globe and helped to guide America through some of our most significant international challenges. Her legacy of courage and dignity will live on for generations to come. My thoughts are with her loved ones during this difficult time”, Congresswoman Annie Kuster said.

New Hampshire senators also commenting on her impact.

“Madeleine Albright was an extraordinary leader, trailblazer, and American. She was a fierce defender of democracy, promoting freedom throughout the world”, Senator Maggie Hassan said in a statement.

“Madeleine Albright shattered the glass ceiling at the State Department when she was sworn in as the first female Secretary of State. In the years since, we have seen women follow in her footsteps and stand on her shoulders as public servants, diplomats, and yes – U.S. Senators. As the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I leaned on her for advice and guidance over the years – words of wisdom that I’ll always treasure”, Senator Jeanne Shaheen said.

Albright’s family said she died surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer.