The Washington Post

Youngest brother of Hillary Clinton


Tony Rodham, the youngest brother of Hillary Clinton, died June 7 at 64. The former U.S. senator, secretary of state, first lady and Democratic presidenti­al candidate announced the death on Twitter but did not disclose other details.

Mr. Rodham held a variety of jobs over the years, including stints as a prison guard, insurance salesman, repo man, private detective and business investor. He attended but never graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College and the University of Arkansas.

While brother-in-law Bill Clinton was president, Mr. Rodham worked on the Democratic National Committee as an outreach coordinato­r. He also became one of the few people to get married at the White House. He wed Nicole Boxer, the daughter of former U.S. senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), in the Rose Garden in 1994.

Mr. Rodham and his brother were notable for drawing unwelcome controvers­y.

Mr. Rodham and his brother, Hugh Rodham, were notable for drawing unwelcome controvers­y to the Clinton administra­tion.

The White House in 1999 had to publicly rebuke the brothers for a business venture in which they planned to export hazelnuts from the former Soviet republic of Georgia with the help of Aslan Abashidze, the leading political rival of then-Georgian President Eduard Shevardnad­ze, a Clinton ally.

“If in fact this project is still going forward, we don’t approve and will continue to make clear to Georgian officials that this venture has no connection with or sanction from the U.S. government,” White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said at the time.

Mr. Rodham later helped on his sister’s 2008 presidenti­al campaign. But she ultimately ended that bid for the Democratic nomination, throwing her support to the eventual president, Barack Obama.

Anthony Dean Rodham was born in August 1954 to Hugh and Dorothy Rodham. He was raised in the Chicago suburbs along with his older siblings, Hillary, who is now 71, and Hugh, who is 69.

Mr. Rodham’s first marriage ended in divorce in 2001. In 2005, he married Megan Madden.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son from his first marriage, Zachary; two children from his second marriage, Simon and Fiona; and his siblings.

 ?? WHITE HOUSE/GETTY IMAGES ?? Mr. Rodham married Nicole Boxer at the White House in 1994. They divorced in 2001.
WHITE HOUSE/GETTY IMAGES Mr. Rodham married Nicole Boxer at the White House in 1994. They divorced in 2001.

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