From (not from its edited [on this blog] headline) foxnews.com
[JB note: Below an extract from an entry, worth reading in full, as part of that recurring tale, "The American Story (Myth?) of Personal Reinvention."]
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Her mother, Raj Randhawa, earned a master's degree in education and taught for seven years in the Bamberg public schools before starting a clothing company, Exotica International, in 1976.
When Haley was five years old, her parents attempted to enter her in the "Miss Bamberg" contest. The contest traditionally crowned a black queen and a white queen. Since the judges decided Haley did not fit either category, they disqualified her.
At age 12, Haley began helping with the bookkeeping in her mother's ladies' clothing shop, Exotica International. In 1989, Haley graduated from Orangeburg Preparatory Schools. She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
After graduating from Clemson University, Haley worked for FCR Corporation, a waste management and recycling company, before joining her family's clothing business. She later became Exotica International's controller and chief financial officer. ...
In 2004, Haley ran for the South Carolina House of Representatives to represent District 87 in Lexington County. She challenged incumbent state Representative Larry Koon [see] in the Republican primary—the longest-serving legislator in the South Carolina Statehouse. Her platform included property tax relief and education reform. ...
"Something Doesn't Smell Right," The Washington Post.