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Nikki Haley

born January 20, 1972 is an American politician,

Nikki  Haley

Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa, born January 20, 1972) is an American politician, who currently serves as the 29th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. A Republican, she served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina, and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina, and the second Indian-American, after Bobby Jindal, to serve as a governor in the United States.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney considered Haley as a potential vice presidential running mate, though Haley said that she would turn down any offer due to her position as governor. She delivered the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016. On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Haley for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, which Haley accepted. Haley was confirmed by the Senate in a 96–4 vote and was subsequently sworn in on January 25, 2017. In 2016, Haley was named among "The 100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine.

As Ambassador to the United Nations, she affirmed the United States' willingness to use military force in response to further North Korean missile tests in the wake of the 2017 North Korea crisis. Haley's tenure as Ambassador was noted for its high degree of visibility. On October 9, 2018, Haley announced her resignation, effective at the end of 2018.

n September 1996, Haley married Michael Haley with both Sikh and Methodist ceremonies. Haley identifies herself today as a Christian, but attends both Sikh and Methodist worship services. She made a pilgrimage to the Harmandir Sahib with her husband in 2014 during her visit to India. During a Christianity Today interview, when asked whether or not she hopes her parents convert to Christianity, Haley responded, "What I hope is that my parents do what's right for them."

Her husband is an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard and was sent on a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in January 2013. The couple have two children, daughter Rena (born June 8, 1998) and son Nalin.

In May 2015, Haley received an honorary doctorate in public service from the University of South Carolina.In May 2018, she received a second honorary doctorate in Humanities from her alma mater, Clemson University


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