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A childhood friend, 11-year-old Denise Mc Nair, was one of the four young girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963.Rice never became involved in the civil rights movement, but she says, "My parents had me absolutely convinced that, well, you may not be able to have a hamburger at Woolworth's but you can be President of the United States." She mastered the piano at three, and was told that she could have had a career as a concert pianist.She skipped first and seventh grades, entered college at 15, holds three degrees including a doctorate in political science, and earned her Master's in just one year's study.She was a professor of Political Science at Stanford from 1981-99, and from 1993-99 she was also Stanford's provost, responsible for overseeing the school's budget and academic programs.
She served as a mid- to upper-level member of the National Security staff during the first Bush presidency, and as National Security Advisor during the second Bush presidency, before succeeding Colin Powell as Secretary of State in 2005.
She was the second woman to be US Secretary of State, after Madeleine Albright during the Clinton administration.
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