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Clinton, William Jefferson

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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".