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Did You Know?

He was elected Governor of Arkansas for five terms.
He is known for appointing minorities and women to high-level positions.
Warren Christopher and later Madeleine Albright served as his Secretaries of State.
During his term, the federal budget was balanced.


Bill Clinton
(August 19, 1946 - )

Life Facts

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First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wife
Number of Children: 1
Education Level: Graduate
School Attended: Georgetown University, Oxford, Yale University
Religion: Baptist
Profession: Professor, Lawyer

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001
Presidency Number: 42
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: End of 2nd term
Party: Democratic
His Vice President(s): Albert Gore
Governor of a State: Arkansas (1979-1981), Arkansas (1983-1992)
Other Offices: Attorney General of Arkansas
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas
Museum: William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Library: William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
Other Sites: William J. Clinton Foundation

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: National Archives - Washington, DC web site, (301) 713-6000
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Programming includes:

Bill Clinton Life Portrait: From Clinton Center and Birthplace - Hope, AR
 Guests included: David Maraniss, author, First in His Class: The Biography of Bill Clinton; Dr. Georgia Sorenson, co-author, Dead Center: Clinton - Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation, and founding director, James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland; Beckie Moore, director, Clinton Center; and Gary Johnson, director, Hope Visitor Center and Museum Watch | Order Videotape
Skip Rutherford on Clinton Presidential Library Watch
1999 C-SPAN interview with Clinton Watch

1992 campaign ads Watch

1992 acceptance speech (Democratic Convention) Watch

Booknotes with Paul Greenberg, No Suprises: Two Decades of Clinton Watching Watch

  1984 campaign ad, "Clinton for Governor" Watch

1988 Governor Clinton interview Watch

  David Maraniss on Clinton Watch

  1998 press conference regarding Monica Lewinsky Watch

Press conference on reaction to impeachment Watch

  History of the Oval Office with tour by Clinton Watch

  Clinton biographical vignette Watch

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