Condoleezza Rice

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Trusted Adviser
Rice's first exposure to Washington D.C. was as the director of Soviet and East European affairs on the National Security Council for President George H.W. Bush in 1989. About a decade later, President George W. Bush (above) would appoint her as National Security Adviser, making her the first woman and first African-American to hold the position.

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