Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton

Born

8/19/1946, Hope, Arkansas

Birth Name

William Jefferson Blythe, III

Gender

Male

Also Known As

William Jefferson Blythe, III, President William Clinton, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, President Bill Clinton
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Biography

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Bill Clinton is most notable for his two terms as President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clinton was born August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. His full name is William Jefferson Blythe III. Clinton's biological father was killed in an automobile accident three months after…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In October 2002, Bill was given an honorary induction into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, becoming the first white person in the hall.

    • Bill joined his wife Hillary on the presidential campaign trail in 2008.

    • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $7 million.

    • Bill stands at 6' 2½" or 1.89 m.

    • Bill and his family owned a cat named Socks and a dog named Buddy (2001).

    • Bill is a strong believer in the importance of education and dreams one day every young person will go to College.

    • Bill Clinton was born with the name William Jefferson Blythe, 4th, after his late father. He legally changed his last name to that of his stepfather when he was 16.

    • Clinton was inducted into the fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.

    • Bill Clinton was the first president to have been a Rhodes Scholar.

    • The term Clintonomics was created to describe and decry the economic policies the Clinton Administration.

    • Clinton's Presidential Library, the largest in the nation, is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    • Clinton considered repealing the Twenty Second Constitutional Amendment, which limits presidents to two elected terms, in the event of a terrorist attack.

    • In 2004, Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren won a grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for narrating the Russian National Orchestra's "Peter and the Wolf/Wolf Tracks."

    • Clinton was often called "The MTV President," sometimes negatively.

    • Clinton considers his lack of response to the Rwandan genocide of 1994 his major foreign policy failure.

    • Bill Clinton considers the Oslo Accords, a treaty helped bring about between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, his proudest accomplishment as president.

    • Clinton negotiated the Nuclear Accords with North Korea, a treaty they later violated by continuing research into nuclear weapons.

    • In 1999, Clinton and congress presented a budget that gave America it's first budget surplus in 30 years.

    • The military policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was first implemented by Clinton.

    • He was the first Democrat to serve two complete terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who served as president from 1933 until he died in 1945.

    • A few personal transactions Bill and Hillary made while he was governor were looked into in what became known as "The Whitewater Investigation."

    • Clinton was the third youngest president.

    • One of Clinton's goals while he was in office was to create a Universal Healthcare System in the United States.

    • He is considered a moderate Democrat and a member of the New Democrat wing of the Democratic party.

    • Along with former president George H.W. Bush he led a nationwide effort to provide relief to countries devastated by the Tsunami of late 2004. He again teamed up with his predecessor in September 2005 to help coordinate private donations to hurricane relief.

    • He is allergic to dust, mold, cats, pollen, beef, and dairy products.

    • He was elected governor of Arkansas in 1978, but lost his bid for re-election in 1980. However, he ran again in 1982 and won. He was elected governor of Arkansas a grand total of five times.

    • He was the youngest Arkansas governor to be elected since 1938.

    • According to Time Magazine, at age 16, he beat out over 1,000 other boys to win a mock state senate seat. He got to go to Washington D.C. where he shook hands wth his idol, President John F. Kennedy.

    • He is only the second U.S. President to have been impeached.

    • He was the first baby boomer president.

    • He married Hillary Rodham on October 11, 1975.

    • Father of Chelsea and Barbrea Clinton.

    • Clinton was a two-term president of the United States of America.

    • Clinton plays both the tenor and soprano saxophone and demonstrated his abilities many times on the campaign trail. He also collects saxophones, both miniature and life-sized.

  • Quotes

    • Bill Clinton: (State of the Union Address, January 19, 1999) Whether our ancestors came here on the Mayflower, on slave ships, whether they came to Ellis Island or LAX in Los Angeles, whether they came yesterday or walked this land a thousand years ago our great challenge for the 21st century is to find a way to be One America. We can meet all the other challenges if we can go forward as One America.

    • Bill Clinton: (Remarks at dedication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut)The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.

    • Bill Clinton: (in 1996) Will you help me build a bridge to the 21st century?

    • Bill Clinton: (the famous statement during his grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair) It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is.

    • Bill Clinton: (on perseverance) If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

    • Bill Clinton: Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening.

    • Bill Clinton: I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life- ever.

    • Bill Clinton: If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

    • Bill Clinton: Character is a journey, not a destination.

    • Bill Clinton: Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think.

    • Bill Clinton: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the best presidents of all time.

    10
    There is no denying that Bill Clinton is light years better than George Bush. There is no comparison. Bill Clinton is one of the smartest presidents and to further back my opinion, I will state the reasons why. When Bill Clinton was in office, there was a national surplus. America had friends all around the world. Gas prices were as low as $1.10. The housing market was in good condition. Jobs could be had almost anywhere, and I am talking about good, well-paying jobs. Social Security was not robbed. The economy was thriving. The point is, America was in great shape. Than the republicans take office and undo everything that the Clinton adminstration helped establish. What happened? Under a republican president, there was a terrorist attack, one of the worst in history. Gas prices surged to a record of $4.00 a gallon. The national debt hit over 3 billion dollars. We lost most of our friends around the world. The nation went into a recession. Jobs are scarce to find. The reublicans have taken money out of Social Security to fund a war that may never end. The troops have kept America safe. Some people want to say it was Bush, but it was our troops. We owe a great debt to God and all the men and women that have shed their blood and tears for our safety. Bill Clinton cheated on his wife. That I don't agree with. But that is personal and if you want to compare personal records with that of George Bush, Clinton wins. The Bush adminstration has had so many scandals, miscues, and so many of their own stepped down only trying to save face. Bill Clinton was a great president. Many of you bashers need to open your eyes and think was life better then or now? Thank you.moreless
  • My favorite president of all time.

    9.3
    I love Bill Clinton he knew what to do he was very smart and talented he even didn't make bad lies like George W. Bush did it would have been nice if he stayed president but you can only be president twice it is good to hear that his wife is running for president though I don't know how good she might be I think his wife might do okay as president of the united states of america that is if she wins the ellection she might anyways also I wonder if this guy will ever fight against George W. Bush.moreless
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