Biography of Bill Clinton - the 42nd President of the US

Popularly known as "Bill Clinton", the former US President William J. Clinton joined politics, after gathering considerable experiences in diverse professional fields. Born three months after the death of his father on 19th August 1946, his upbringing was more or less independent and self-sufficient in nature.
Bill Clinton
He joined the Georgetown University to attain his B.A. degree in Foreign Service. As a Rhodes Scholar, William J. Clinton spent some two years in the famous Oxford University. He also studied law in the Yale University and received a degree in 1973. In fact, he had a brilliant academic career all through his life. Prior to venturing in national politics, he worked for a couple of times as a public service officer and as a professor of law in the University of Arkansas. He married Hillary Rodham in 1975 and daughter Chelsea was born in 1980.

As the 42nd President of the American nation, William Jefferson Clinton began his eventful political career as the Governor of Arkansas inn 1978. This was followed by his participation in the Presidential Election in 1993, where he emerged victorious after defeating the existing President George Bush and Ross Perot, the American Third Party candidate.

Assuming the post of US President in 1993, William Jefferson Clinton worked incessantly for the popular well-being and national prosperity . With an aim to revive the domestic economic conditions and community, he signed a number of legal pacts in varied fields. For national security purpose, he arranged for sufficient guns and ammunitions through signing of the Brady Bill. He enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act which facilitated the American population to secure their jobs and avail proper healthcare services for their children. He also reformed education on public levels to tutor every single countryman so that they can actively contribute to the overall affluence of the American nation. In fact, these are a handful of reasons which account for the immense popularity of William J. Clinton, as one of the most successful national leaders.

Full Name:William Jefferson Clinton; born William Jefferson Blythe IV
Date of Birth:August 19, 1946, Hope, Arkansas
Parents:William Jefferson Blythe III and Virginia Dell Cassidy Blythe Clinton Dwire Kellery; Roger Clinton (stepfather)
Spouse:Hillary Diane Rodham (1947- ; m. 1975)
Children:Chelsea Victoria (1980- )
Education:Georgetown University (B.S., 1968); attended Oxford University; Yale Law School (J.D., 1973)
Profession(s):Attorney; law professor
Government ranks:Arkansas attorney general and governor
Political party:Democratic
President Term:January 20, 1993-January 20, 1997 (first term); January 20, 1997-January 20, 2001 (second term)
Age when assumed office:46
Presidential Term and its details
Dates:January 20, 1993-January 20, 1997 (first term)
January 20, 1997-January 20, 2001 (second term)
Vice President:Al Gore (1993-2001)
Outcome of the Elections
1992Presidential / Vice Presidential CandidatesPopular votesElectoral votes
Bill Clinton / Al Gore (Democratic)44908233370
George Bush / Dan Quayle (Republican)39102282168
H. Ross Perot / James B Stockdale (Independent Ticket)192214330
1996Presidential / Vice Presidential CandidatesPopular votesElectoral votes
Bill Clinton / Al Gore (Democratic)45590703379
Robert Dole / Jack Kemp (Republican)37816307159
H. Ross Perot / Pat Choate (Reform)78662840
Snapshot of Bill Clinton's life
1946Born in Arkansas
1963Meets President John F. Kennedy as part of the American Legion Boys Nation government study program
1977-79Serves as Arkansas attorney general
1979-81, 1983-93Serves as Arkansas governor
1993-2001Serves as forty-second U.S. President
1998Impeached on two counts in the U.S. House of Representatives
1999Remains in office after a Senate trial does not result in the two-thirds majority needed to remove him from office

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Daniel D Tompkins BiographyJohn C Calhoun BiographyThomas R Marshall Biography
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Last Updated on: September 28th, 2017