Former Secretary of State Dies of Cancer

Madeleine Albright was the first female secretary of state. 

Madeleine Albright passed away from cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84. She was the first woman to hold the position of U.S. Secretary of State, serving under former President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. 

Her family stated, “She was surrounded by family and friends. We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Madeleine Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelova, was a native of Prague who came to the United States as a refugee in 1948 and rose to the heights of American policy-making, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, the nation’s highest civilian honor.”

“A tireless champion of democracy and human rights, she was at the time of her death a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, part of Dentons Global Advisors, chair of Albright Capital Management, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship foundation, chair of the National Democratic Institute, chair of the U.S. Defense Policy Board, and an author.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to comfort the former secretary of state’s family as they mourn her loss.
  • With gratitude for the life of service of Madeleine Albright.
  • For the inspiration the former secretary of state provided a generation.

Sources: CNBC, CNN, Yahoo News 


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