Mostly Credited As: Bill Clinton
Sometimes Credited As: President Bill Clinton
Governor Bill Clinton
Fmr. Pres. Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton
Pres. Bill Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton
William Jefferson Blythe III
Birth Name: William Jefferson Blythe III
Date Of Birth: August 19, 1946 (Age 69)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Hope, Arkansas
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the junior U.S. Senator from New York.Bill Clinton's father died in a car crash three months before Bill was born. He was raised by his grandparents for four years while his mother was in Louisiana studying nursing, in order to support herself and her son. In 1950 his mother married Roger Clinton, and his half-brother, Roger Clinton, was born in 1956. Always interested in politics and working to help people, Clinton majored in International Affairs at Georgetown University. He graduated in 1968 and won a Rhodes Scholarship, which he used to study government at Oxford University. Clinton graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. He then taught law in Arkansas, and ran for political office. He was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, then Governor in 1978. He won re-election in 1982, and served until he won the US Presidency in 1992, becoming the 42nd President of the United States, and winning re-election in 1996.
Trivia Clinton was the third-youngest president, behind Theodore Roosevelt (the youngest) and John F. Kennedy (the youngest elected).
Clinton was an excellent student and a talented saxophonist. He considered dedicating his life to music, but a visit to the White House of President John F. Kennedy, following his election as a Boys Nation Senator.
Son of Virginia Clinton Kelley (1923-1994).
Underwent emergency quadruple heart bypass surgery in September 2004 after experiencing an episode of angina. The former President had not suffered a coronary infarction, but some of his arteries were more than 90% clogged up.
Shares a birthday with Tipper Gore, wife of his former presidential running mate, Al Gore
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988).
TV commercial for Designated Driver program (1998)
Article about Ronald Reagan at age 85: "An Oval Room with a View". Vanity Fair no. 426 (Feb. 1996), pp. 94-95.
Featured in the pictorial essays "Mothers and Sons: In Their Own Words" with his mother, Virginia Clinton Kelley and "Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words" with his daughter, Chelsea. Both essays by Mariana Cook. Book (1996)
TV commercial for Rotary International (1999)
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