According to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate office, she has resigned as a New York senator after taking the oath of office as the nation’s 67th secretary of state.
For the record, the oath was administered at 5:29 p.m. by Kathleen Oberly, Associate Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in a private ceremony at her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.
“This letter is to inform you that I resign my seat in the United States Senate effective immediately in order to assume my duties as Secretary of State of the United States,” Clinton wrote in three identical letters sent to the
President of the Senate Joseph R. Biden, the Secretary of the Senate, and New York Governor David Paterson.
Two of the letters were handed delivered. Paterson received his letter via fax.