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By Ed O'Keefe

Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in today as Secretary of State by Kathleen Oberly, Associate Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Senate)

Hillary Rodham Clinton became the 67th Secretary of State during a private swearing-in ceremony this afternoon in her office at the Russell Senate Office Building. Husband Bill Clinton and staffers were the only people in attendance, according to her now-former Senate office.

Clinton was sworn in by Kathleen "Kay" Oberly, a newly confirmed associate judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Oberly took the bench on Monday, just in time to swear in her childhood friend. The bible Clinton used while taking the oath was once used by her late father.

Clinton is the eighth cabinet-level official confirmed by the Senate. See what the other seven were up to today here and here.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 21, 2009; 7:50 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
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I am thrilled that Hillary has been nominated. She's absolutely one of the most intellectually right person for the job and will bring a positive attitude facing our country abroad, we have a lot of fence mending to do worldwide.

Posted by: sophia2 | January 22, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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