Bill Clinton Biography

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. 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 from 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 for five terms, serving from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. He 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 Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa 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 earned law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bill Clinton
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, Author, Teacher
Ethnicity:
White American, Scotch-Irish American
Religion:
Baptists, Southern Baptist Convention, Christianity
Date of Birth:
August 19, 1946 (72)
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Marriages
  • 1993-11-26
    Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana
Bill Clinton Timeline
  • 1992-01-27
    Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
  • 1992-11-03
    Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R)
  • 1993-01-20
    Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President
  • 1993-02-11
    Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General
  • 1993-06-27
    Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton
  • 1993-07-19
    President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions
  • 1993-11-30
    President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill
  • 1994-02-03
    President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam
  • 1994-05-08
    President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
  • 1995-01-14
    Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico
  • 1995-01-31
    President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • 1995-04-23
    President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City
  • 1995-11-29
    US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973
  • 1996-04-30
    US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years
  • 1996-05-28
    U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
  • 1996-08-06
    US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya
  • 1996-08-26
    President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
  • 1996-09-24
    U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
  • 1996-10-06
    Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
  • 1997-03-04
    President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
  • 1997-03-14
    President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery
  • 1997-05-20
    US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually
  • 1997-12-16
    President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"
  • 1998-01-17
    President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
  • 1998-01-26
    President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
  • 1998-05-22
    Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998-05-26
    Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton
  • 1998-08-17
    Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.
  • 1998-09-11
    Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
  • 1998-11-19
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998-12-19
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
  • 1999-01-07
    Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.
  • 1999-02-12
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 1999-04-12
    US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • 2000-05-02
    President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
  • 2000-11-16
    Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
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