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William J. Clinton
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 
 
 

WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON

42nd President

Term - January 20, 1993 - January 20, 1996

2nd Term - January 20, 1996 - January 20, 2001

Democratic Party

 

Birth: Hope, Arkansas, August 19, 1946.

Note: President Clinton was born, William Jefferson Blythe IV. His father, William Jefferson Blythe, III, died three months before he was born. President Clinton's mother, Virginia, married Roger Clinton, when he was four years old. President Clinton moved from Hope, Arkansas to Hot Springs, Arkansas when he was seven years old. In school, he was known as Bill Clinton or Billy Clinton, however did not legally change his name to "Clinton" until he was fifteen years old.

Marriage: Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 11, 1975 to Hillary Rodham, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, (however grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois) October 26, 1947. Bill and

Hillary were married by a Methodist minister, in a house Bill had bought.

Children: Chelsea Victoria (1980- ).

Education: Public schools in Hot Springs, Arkansas; graduated from Georgetown University, B.A. (1968); Attended Oxford University, England, on Rhodes Scholarship, (1968-1970); graduated Yale Law School, (1973).

Occupation before Presidency: Taught Law at the University of Arkansas (1973-76); Attorney General of Arkansas (1976-78); Governor of Arkansas (1978-80); Won re-election as Governor of Arkansas (1982); Governor of Arkansas (1983-1992).

Pre-Presidential Offices: Various positions in High School and College; Attorney General of Arkansas; Governor of Arkansas.

Age at Inauguration: 46

First Administration: Vice President: Albert Gore of Tennessee, Inauguration January 20, 1993, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Second Administration: Vice President: Albert Gore of Tennessee, Inauguration

January 20, 1996

Interesting Facts:

Clinton was the youngest person to ever be elected Governor of Arkansas and the first governor in Arkansas State History to be defeated and then come back to regain office.

Clinton was the second President of the United States to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

Interestingly, when Clinton celebrated Thanksgiving when he was governor, he would serve all the servants first before he and his family ate dinner.

Clinton's Secret Service code name is Eagle.

Copyright© John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.