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Condoleezza Rice:

American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66thUnited States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American (after Colin Powell), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Rice began to learn French, music, figure skating and ballet at the age of three.  At the age of fifteen, she began piano classes with the goal of becoming a concert pianist.  While Rice ultimately did not become a professional pianist, she still practices often and plays with a chamber music group. She accompanied cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing Brahms’s Violin Sonata in D Minor at Constitution Hall in April 2002 for the National Medal of Arts Awards

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