19 August-Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States of America. He served for two terms from 1993 to 2001. A lawyer by profession, Clinton served as Governor of the State of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. At the end of his terms, Clinton left office with the highest approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II.

Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe in 1946. At the age of 15 he changed his name to Clinton, the name of his stepfather. Bill Clinton graduated from Georgetown University in 1968 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the Oxford University, England. He later attended Yale Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1973. While studying at Yale he met his future wife Hilary Rodham.

During his time at college Clinton became involved in politics. With Hilary he campaigned for the Democratic presidential candidate, Walter Mondale during the summer of 1972. He returned to Arkansas where he served Governor before being elected president of the United States in 1992. He served for two terms and has been involved in humanitarian work since leaving office.

Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas in the year 1946 On This Day.

President Bill Clinton

 

 

 

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