With her long locks and clutching John Lennon-style glasses, these photos capture a woman who appears to be like any other 22-year-old college graduate during the sixties.
But the woman picture in these photos turned out not to be ordinary, but extraordinary.
As a former First Lady, champion of women worldwide, and now current U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton has become a forced to be reckoned with.
Today marks her 65th birthday, and to commemorate, LIFE magazine has released a series of previously unpublished black and white images taken by Lee Balterman at her suburban Park Ridge, Illinois, home in the summer of 1969.
She had graduated college just two weeks earlier and was ready to make her mark on the world– and that she certainly did.