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On April 19, 2006 four esteemed individuals were honored by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation for their contributions to the American Experience. The 5th annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards were presented by the Foundation’s Founding Chairman Lee Iacocca in an 11:00 a.m. ceremony at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum hosted by Ernie Anastos of WNYW-TV Fox 5, with remarks by Lynn Scarlett, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior.
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64th Secretary of State of the United States, she was the first woman Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States government. She served as a member of the President's Cabinet and National Security Council for eight years and was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993-1997. Born in Czechoslovakia, she and her family came to the United States in November 1948.
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