Edmund Hillary Clinton

The announcement today of the death of Sir Edmund Hillary (b. 1919), New Zealand mountaineer and c0-conqueror of Everest with Tenzing Norgay, reminds of another classic Clinton fib; that Mrs. Clinton was named after Sir Edmund. Mrs. Clinton, on a visit to Nepal in 1995, encountered Edmund Hillary and later told reporters that she was named after the famed climber. This story was discounted much later (2006) by a Clinton spokesperson saying; “….she was not named after Sir Edmund after all….It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add..”

The history of this claim is throughly discussed at Snopes.

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3 Responses to “Edmund Hillary Clinton”

  1. Josh Says:


    We have created a memorial page to pay tribute to those loved ones who have passed away and to pay tribute and remembrance to those who have touched our lives. A special page has been created for Sir Edmund Hillary at http://www.people-to-remember.com/wiki/index.php/Sir_Edmund_Hillary


  2. Cody Says:

    Edmund Hilary died today? Curse the elections for clogging up the news channels so important stuff like this doesn’t get through.

  3. E.D. (Excessive Dishonesty) « Steady Habits Says:

    […] links to Hillary’s whoppers and mis-speaks: Edmund Hillary Clinton Hillary and Dr. Phil’s “Moment of […]

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