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Clinton, William Jefferson (Bill Clinton, William Jefferson Blythe III,)

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Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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1946 - Born on August 19th in Hope, Arkansas. He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second term.

 

1968 - He won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University.

 

1973-1976 - He became a professor at University of Arkansas Law School.

 

- Received a law degree from Yale University and entered politics in Arkansas.

 

- Married Hillary Rodham, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

 

1978 - He was elected on his first term as the Governor of Arkansas.

 

1986-1987 - He became the Chairman of National Governors' Association.

 

1988 - Delivered a presidential nominating speech for Michael Dukakis.

 

1992 - He won the presidential election against George H. W. Bush and H. Ross Perot and was elected as the 42nd president of United States of America.

 

1993 - He introduced educational reforms in Arkansas public schools and initiated state-wide teacher competency testing.

 

- Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 

- Initiated the attempt to reform the U.S. health care system.

 

1994 - Negotiated for the restoration of Jean Bertrand Aristide to power in Haiti.

 

- Supported Middle East peace negotiations and oversaw signing of Israeli-Jordanian peace accord on White House.

 

1995 - Initiated Dayton negotiations for peace in Bosnia and launched NATO operation Joint Endeavor to ensure realization of Dayton peace accord.

 

1996 - He co-wrote the book, "Between Hope and History: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century".

 

1997 - Appointed Panel on Race Relations, with John Hope Franklin as chairman and the first U.S. president to employ line item veto.

 

1998 - Embroiled in allegations of having had extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky and encouraging Lewinsky to lie to federal investigators.

 

- Signed executive order barring discrimination against homosexuals in civilian federal employment.

 

- Subpoenaed by Kenneth Starr in connection with Lewinsky case, becoming the first sitting president to testify before criminal grand jury.

 

- Ordered attacks on suspected terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan in response to bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

 

- Subject of impeachment inquiry by House Judiciary Committee in connection with earlier actions and testimony during Starr's investigation.

 

- Ordered air strikes on Iraq, in response to Saddam Hussein's continued refusal to permit UN inspections, one day before planned impeachment vote by House of Representatives.

 

- Impeached by House of Representatives on two articles related to perjury and obstruction of justice, but escaped impeachment on two other articles related to perjury and abuse of power.

 

1999 - He was acquitted by the Senate.

 

- Found in contempt of court for false statements made in deposition during Paula Jones lawsuit.

 

- Granted conditional clemency to eleven jailed Puerto Rican radicals.

 

- Issued 176 pardons and clemency orders on final day in office.

 

2001 - Resigned from the Supreme Court bar under threat of expulsion.

 

2004 - He wrote the memoir "My Life".

 

- Won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.

 

2005 - He won a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word Album for "My Life".


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