Bill Clinton

US President

1946 –

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Who is Bill Clinton?

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Before becoming president he was the Governor of Arkansas serving two non-consecutive stints from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992 and was also the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became both a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and who was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons received law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating. As Governor of Arkansas, Clinton overhauled the state's education system, and served as Chair of the National Governors Association.

Famous Quotes:

  • I did not have sexual relations with that woman
  • There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
  • Our land of new promise will be a nation that meets its obligations, a nation that balances its budget, but never loses the balance of its values.
  • Edgar Wayburn has worked to preserve the most breath-taking examples of the American landscape. In fact, over the course of more than a half-century, both as President of the Sierra Club and as a private citizen, he has saved more of our wilderness than any person alive.

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Born
Aug 19, 1946
Hope
Also known as
  • William Jefferson Clinton
  • The Man From Hope
  • Bubba
  • the Compromiser in Chief
  • Secretariat
  • The Wizard of "Is"
  • The Comeback Kid
  • Slick Willie
  • William Jefferson Blythe III
  • President Clinton
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Baptists
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Christianity
  • Protestantism
Ethnicity
  • White American
  • Scotch-Irish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Juris Doctor, Yale Law School
    (1970/09 - 1973/05)
  • University College, Oxford
  • Ramble Elementary
  • Hot Springs High School
    ( - 1964)
  • Bachelor of Science, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
    Foreign Service
    ( - 1968)
  • St. John's Catholic Elementary School
  • Yale University
Employment
  • President
    (1993/01/20 - 2001/01/20)
  • Staff Attorney, United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
  • University of Arkansas
    (1973 - )
  • President, Federal government of the United States
    (1993/01/20 - 2001/01/20)
Lived in
  • Hope
  • Hot Springs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013