Madeleine Albright Obituary, Burial, Funeral, Pictures, Memorial Service, and all the funeral arrangement of the American diplomat.
Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright was an American diplomat who served as the 64th United States Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
She was the first female Secretary of State in U.S. history.
Albright immigrated with her family to the United States in 1948 from Czechoslovakia. Her father, diplomat Josef Korbel, settled the family in Denver, Colorado, and she became a U.S. citizen in 1957.
She was born on May 15, 1937, in Smíchov, Prague, Czechia, and died from cancer on March 23, 2022, at the age of 84.
Madeleine Albright Obituary, Burial, Funeral, Pictures, Memorial Service
Albright Obituary read;
“We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S. Secretary of State and the first woman to hold that position, passed away earlier today. The cause was cancer. 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. She founded the Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, served as a lifetime trustee of The Aspen Institute, and was a member of the chapter of the Washington National Cathedral. She was 84 years old.”
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) March 23, 2022
Madeleine Albright funeral was held on April 27, 2022, at the Washington National Cathedral.