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Christie Vilsack is the First Lady of Iowa as the wife of Governor Tom Vilsack. An impassioned supporter of John Kerry in her state's presidential caucus, Vilsack was invited to speak at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that would nominate formally Kerry.
Born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Vilsack attended Kirkland College in Clinton, New York to obtain her bachelor's degree in English. She went on to obtain her master's degree in journalism at the University of Iowa from which she launched her career as a school teacher.
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