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Clinton, William Jefferson

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 69 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".