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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Senator Helms first met when she was the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in the early 1990's. Following Clinton's re-election of 1996, Helms began to wonder with Albright would be the possible successor to Secretary of State.

Senator Helms wrote, "Secretary Albright and I did not agree on very many issues while she held her office. However, we decided early on that we would always treat each other as friends and find those places where we could work together." One letter in particular reflects such statement. Albright's letter to Helms on August 23, 2001 after his announcement to retire from the Senate. Reflecting on her favorite moments with the Senator Albright wrote, "your saying we would make history together - and we did - NATO expansion, Helms-Biden, State Department Reorg." 

These two made history during their time in the Foreign Relations Committee. From the NATO expansion to the Helms-Biden Act, each correspondence highlights an aspect from each of their achievements.

 
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