Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton

In office
January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Vice President Al Gore
Preceded by George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by George W. Bush

In office
January 11, 1983 – December 12, 1992
Lieutenant Winston Bryant
Jim Tucker
Preceded by Frank White
Succeeded by Jim Tucker
In office
January 9, 1979 – January 19, 1981
Lieutenant Joe Purcell
Preceded by Joe Purcell (Acting)
Succeeded by Frank White

In office
January 3, 1977 – January 9, 1979
Governor David Pryor
Joe Purcell (Acting)
Preceded by Jim Tucker
Succeeded by Steve Clark

Born August 19, 1946 (1946-08-19) (age 72)
Hope, Arkansas, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Hillary Rodham (m. 1975)
Children Chelsea (b. 1980)
Alma mater Georgetown University
University College, Oxford
Yale Law School
Profession Lawyer
Religion Baptist
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Website Clinton Presidential Library

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946)[1] was the forty-second President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. He is the husband of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton presided over the longest period of peace-time economic expansion in American history, which included a balanced budget and a reported federal surplus, although it can be seen as a bubble prelude followed by the Dot-com bubble crash and later the global financial crisis of 2008–2009. He supported the North American Free Trade Agreement. On the heels of a failed attempt at health care reform with a Democratic Congress, for the first time in forty years, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives.[2] In his second term he was impeached by the U.S. House for perjury and obstruction of justice,[3] but was subsequently acquitted by the United States Senate and completed his term.[4]

See also

External link


  1. Biography of William J. Clinton, The White House
  2. H-net Online Book Review: Benjamin Ginsberg and Alan Stone, eds. Do Elections Matter. Third Edition. Armonk, N.Y. (1997)
  3. Clinton impeached December 19, 1998
  4. Clinton Accused - Special report.
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