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Democratic

 

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Born

8/19/1946

Died

Alive

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Entered on 7/22/2006, Updated 9/6/2012

Biography

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, he met President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. The encounter led him to enter a life of public service. Clinton graduated from Georgetown University and in 1968 won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1973, and shortly thereafter entered politics in Arkansas. He was defeated in his campaign for Congress in Arkansas's Third District in 1974. The next year he married Hillary Rodham, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School. In 1980, Chelsea, their only child, was born. Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, and won the governorship in 1978. After losing a bid for a second term, he regained the office two years later, and served until his 1992 bid for the Presidency of the United States.


Elected President of the United States in 1992, and again in 1996, President Clinton was the first Democratic president to be awarded a second term in six decades. Under his leadership, the United States enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. President Clinton’s core values of building community, creating opportunity, and demanding responsibility resulted in unprecedented progress for America, including moving the nation from record deficits to record surpluses; the creation of over 22 million jobs—more than any other administration; low levels of unemployment, poverty and crime; and the highest homeownership and college enrollment rates in history. His accomplishments as president include increasing investment in education, providing tax relief for working families, helping millions of Americans move from welfare to work, expanding access to technology, encouraging investment in underserved communities, protecting the environment, countering the threat of terrorism and promoting peace and strengthening democracy around the world. His Administration’s economic policies fostered the largest peacetime economic expansion in history. President Clinton previously served as the Governor of Arkansas, chairman of the National Governors’ Association and Attorney General of Arkansas. As former chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, he is one of the original architects and leading advocates of the Third Way movement.


After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. To achieve this, the Clinton Foundation is focused on four critical areas: health security, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS; economic empowerment; leadership development and citizen service; and racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation. The Clinton Presidential Center, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, is comprised of the Library, the archives, Clinton Foundation offices and the Clinton School of Public Service.


Following the 2002 Barcelona AIDS Conference, President Clinton began the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) to assist countries in implementing large-scale, integrated, care, treatment and prevention programs that will turn the tide on the epidemic. It partners with countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia to develop operational business plans to scale-up care and treatment. CHAI works with individual governments and provides them with technical assistance, human and financial resources, and know-how from the sharing of the best practices across projects. The ultimate objective in each of these countries is to scale up public health systems to ensure broad access to high-quality care and treatment. The Initiative’s long-term goal is to develop replicable models for the scale-up of integrated programs in resource-poor settings. CHAI is currently bringing life-saving care and treatment to over a quarter of a million people around the world.


In September 2005, President Clinton hosted the inaugural meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). CGI is a non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The inaugural meeting brought together 35 current and 10 former heads of state along with hundreds of other leaders from governments, the business community, and NGOs who contributed to innovative solutions to alleviate poverty, promote effective governance, reconcile religious conflicts, and protect the environment. Nearly 300 commitments were made to improve the lives of people living on 6 continents, with private corporations and non-profit organizations pledging almost 70% of all commitments, which are valued in excess of $2.5 billion.


In the United States, President Clinton also works through the Clinton Foundation Urban Enterprise Initiative to help small businesses acquire the tools they need to compete in the ever-changing urban marketplace. He also works along with the American Heart Association on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to combat childhood obesity and reverse this deadly trend facing American children.


Following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, President Clinton and former President Bush led a nationwide fundraising effort and established the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund to assist survivors in the rebuilding effort. This campaign was the second collaboration for the former presidents, the first being their work on relief and recovery following the Indian Ocean tsunami. President Clinton also serves as Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, as appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2005.


President Clinton is also a best selling author, and is married to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). They reside in New York.

Sources

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/wjc-bio.htm


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

3/7/2013

Opinion

It’s time to overturn DOMA [by Bill Clinton]

9/21/2012

Interview

Bill Clinton Extended Interview - Daily Show

9/8/2012

General

Obama: Clinton could be 'secretary of explaining stuff'

9/6/2012

Humor

New Poll Puts Bill Clinton at 18% in Presidential Race

6/1/2012

News

Bill Clinton criticizes Obama's Bain attacks, praises Romney's ‘sterling business career'

5/24/2012

Amusing

Bill Clinton Poses With Porn Stars

3/20/2012

Announcement

Little Rock airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton

11/8/2011

Blog Entry

Bill Clinton: Presidents should be able to serve more than two terms

10/16/2011

Video

Watch Lady Gaga Play Marilyn Monroe to Bill Clinton’s JFK

9/26/2011

Idiocy

Is Bill Clinton angling for Veep?

9/6/2011

General

Giuliani on Bill Clinton: ‘I want you back,’ Obama’s a ‘disaster'

8/18/2011

Profile

From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton

7/19/2011

News

Bill Clinton advocates constitutional option on debt ceiling

5/7/1996

Humor

Clinton Uses Power of Make-Believe to Turn Bar of Soap Into Tugboat

5/5/2011

News

Bill Clinton backs [NY] gay marriage bill

12/31/2010

News

Bill Clinton is PETA’s 2010 Person of the Year

12/10/2010

News

Obama exits, Clinton keeps talking

11/15/2010

Announcement

Bill Clinton Joins Cast of The Hangover 2

10/27/2010

News

Dems Exit Rally as [Bill] Clinton Drones

10/21/2010

Oops

US presidential nuclear codes 'lost for months' [Clinton admin]

9/23/2010

Strategy

Bill Clinton offers formula for Barack Obama success

9/22/2010

Interview

Bill Clinton Is a Vegan?

9/19/2010

Interview

YouTube Interview with President Clinton

7/12/2010

General

New Opera Focuses on Bill Clinton's Life

7/9/2010

General

Bill Clinton to Officiate at Wedding of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner

6/14/2010

General

Democrats Will Keep Turning To Bill Clinton

4/29/2010

General

Macy Clinton, Niece Of Bill And Hillary, Living On Food Stamps

2/11/2010

Announcement

Doctor: Bill Clinton's prognosis excellent after stent procedure

2/11/2010

General

Former President Bill Clinton Rushed to N.Y. Hospital

10/5/2009

Profile

The Other Bill Clinton

8/30/2009

Speech

Bill Clinton praises Canadian health care

8/6/2009

Commentary

Clinton Diplomacy

8/5/2009

Analysis

Analysis: Obama lets NKorea's Kim save face

8/4/2009

News

[Fmr. Pres. Bill] Clinton Meets Detained Journalists, Hopes Raised That Pair will Return to U.S. Tomorrow

6/30/2008

Profile

The Comeback Id

12/10/2008

News

Clinton may testify at wife's hearing

11/29/2008

Blog Entry

Bill Clinton Will Release Identity of Donors

10/6/2008

Commentary

Letting Clinton be Clinton

8/4/2008

Video

Bill Clinton: "I am Not a Racist"

7/17/2008

General

Clinton says he's ready to campaign for Obama

6/28/2008

Speculative

Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support

6/3/2008

News

Bill Clinton, Gina Gershon Deny Having Affair

3/10/2008

News

Bill Clinton Went On Rush Limbaugh’s Show Day Of Texas Primary

3/2/2008

Amusing

Bill Clinton: U.S. Is 'Groaning and Moaning and Screaming for Change'

1/31/2008

Analysis

What Did Bill Clinton Mean By "We Just Have to Slow Down Our Economy" to Fight Global Warming?

1/22/2008

Idiocy

Bill [Clinton] gets some shut-eye at MLK day event

1/8/2008

Humor

Bill Clinton Keys Obama’s Car

12/18/2007

Statement

Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush will help President Hillary

11/28/2007

News

Bill Clinton Flatly Asserts He Opposed War at Start

9/6/2007

News

Kathleen Willey: Clintons stole my manuscript

7/3/2007

News

Romney: ‘Clinton handed out pardons like lollipops’

5/26/2007

News

Clinton 'planned to divorce Hillary to be with one of his many lovers'

5/13/2007

Amusing

Bill and Belinda’s excellent adventure

3/26/2007

News

Republican asks Clinton to testify before Congress

1/31/2007

Blog Entry

President's [Clinton] stepfather dies

10/27/2006

Idiocy

Authorities: Powder At Clinton Office Non-Toxic

10/13/2006

General

[Fmr. Pres.] Clinton says right wing has hurt U.S., predicts win by Democrats

9/25/2006

Analysis

Why Clinton "Lost His Temper"

9/25/2006

Interview

Clinton's Finger-Wagging Moment

9/24/2006

Commentary

Bill Clinton: I got closer [than Bush] to killing bin Laden

9/21/2006

Opinion

Bill Clinton warns against wide torture approval

9/7/2006

General

BUBBA GOES BALLISTIC ON ABC ABOUT ITS DAMNING 9/11 MOVIE

8/15/2006

Speech

[Bill] Clinton Sounds Off on Terror, Republicans

7/12/2006

Satire

Clinton Googles Self

5/17/2006

News

Bill Clinton to Write New Book

3/28/2006

News

Clinton calls Blair’s government the ’envy’ of the United States

3/2/2006

Opinion

Guess Who Was Advising the Emirates?

2/17/2006

Idiocy

Clinton urges EU to convict publishers of caricatures

2/4/2006

News

Bill Clinton announces tax initiative to help Katrina victims

1/30/2006

News

Is there a new member of the Bush family?

1/29/1998

Opinion

Dear Bill and Hillary

12/27/2005

Perspective

Clinton impeachment makes history books

11/11/2005

News

Clinton Calls Impeachment Egregious Abuse

9/23/2005

Amusing

Name-Brand Condoms

9/19/2005

General

President Clinton: Bush should raise taxes to pay for recovery

9/16/2005

Event

Clinton Gathers World Leaders

8/19/2005

General

Send President Clinton a B-Day card

6/28/2005

News

Ex-Presidents Bush, Clinton Play Golf

6/27/2005

News

Former Political Foes Take Maine Boat Ride

6/20/2005

Interview

'Close or clean up' Guantanamo - [Fmr. President] Clinton

6/2/2005

Interview

Clinton: Felt did right thing in Watergate affair

5/29/2005

General

Bill Clinton Pares Down Maldives Tour

4/11/2005

General

Bill Clinton Bashes Man Behind 'Stop Hillary' Push

3/8/2005

News

Bill Clinton to undergo surgery Thursday

3/6/2005

General

Clinton sleeps on floor so elder Bush can have bed

2/19/2005

News

Ex-presidents tour grim Asia tsunami sites

2/4/2005

General

Is this Real?

2/1/2005

News

[Bill] Clinton to be U.N. tsunami envoy, sources say

11/17/2004

News

Clinton Library Unveils Displays

11/8/2004

News

Clinton to Dems: Dont whine

9/3/2004

News

Bush Offers Best Wishes for Clinton

9/3/2004

News

Audience boos as Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery

9/3/2004

News

Heart Trouble: Former President Bill Clinton to Have Multiple Bypass Surgery

8/18/2004

Commentary

What is the Clinton Legacy?

7/21/2004

General

Atlantans line up for Clinton's signature

6/30/2004

News

Paula Jones Challenges Clinton to Debate

6/26/2004

News

Clinton interviewers skip to the Lewinsky segments

6/22/2004

News

Clinton chides media over affair

6/20/2004

Analysis

The Pastiche of a Presidency, Imitating a Life, in 957 Pages

6/4/2004

News

Keynote Speech Launches Clinton Book Tour

5/4/2004

Editorial

Clinton Steals the Show, By Dick Morris

5/1/2004

Picture

Nice Photo of Bill Clinton

4/14/2004

News

Counter Clinton Library Wins Tax Break

3/10/2004

News

President Clinton Says He Has No Plans for Office

11/20/2003

News

FEC Finds No Wrongdoing in Rich Donations

8/31/2003

Amusing

Clinton Narrates Wolf-Friendly Peter and the Wolf

8/5/2003

News

Clinton Rallies Labor Leaders in Chicago

7/25/2003

News

Clinton cautions Democrats

6/19/2003

Humor

Just a Gigolo(I Aint Got Nobody)

5/30/2003

Analysis

Assessing Clinton's Aspirations, Again

5/29/2003

General

Clinton Reflects

5/17/2003

Opinion

The Clintons are back.


EVENTS

DISCUSSION

ELECTIONS

11/20/2013

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

D

Won 6.25%

11/4/2008

US President - Popular Vote

D

Lost 0.00%

8/27/2008

US First Spouse - D Primary

D

Lost 24.07%

1/8/2008

NH US Vice President - R Primary

R

Lost 0.01%

1/8/2008

NH US Vice President - D Primary

D

Lost 0.36%

12/16/1996

US President - Electoral Vote

D

Won 70.45%

11/5/1996

US President - Popular Vote

D

Won 49.24%

8/29/1996

US President - D Convention

D

Won 99.72%

7/7/1996

US President - R Primaries

R

Lost 0.01%

7/1/1996

US President - D Primaries

D

Won 88.94%

3/26/1996

US President - LBT Primaries

LBT

Lost 0.34%

3/26/1996

US President - REF Primaries

REF

Lost 3.95%

3/26/1996

WA US President - I Primary

D

Won 51.08%

2/20/1996

NH US Vice President - R Primary

R

Lost 0.28%

2/20/1996

NH US Vice President - D Primary

D

Lost 0.84%

12/14/1992

US President - Electoral Vote

D

Won 68.77%

11/3/1992

US President National Vote

D

Won 43.03%

9/10/1992

CT US President - ACP Nomination

ACP

Lost 41.94%

7/16/1992

US President - D Convention

D

Won 80.27%

7/1/1992

US President - D Primaries

D

Won 51.99%

11/6/1990

AR Governor

D

Won 57.49%

5/29/1990

AR Governor - D Primary

D

Won 54.84%

11/4/1986

AR Governor

D

Won 63.89%

8/26/1986

NGA Chair

D

Won 100.00%

5/27/1986

AR Governor - D Primary

D

Won 60.58%

11/6/1984

AR Governor

D

Won 62.55%

5/29/1984

AR Governor - D Primary

D

Won 64.43%

11/2/1982

AR Governor

D

Won 54.71%

6/8/1982

AR Governor - D Runoff

D

Won 53.69%

5/25/1982

AR Governor - D Primary

D

Won 41.78%

11/4/1980

AR Governor

D

Lost 48.07%

5/27/1980

AR Governor - D Primary

D

Won 68.87%

11/7/1978

AR Governor

D

Won 63.36%

5/30/1978

AR Governor - D Primary

D

Won 59.55%

11/2/1976

AR Attorney General

D

Won 100.00%

5/25/1976

AR Attorney General - D Primary

D

Won 55.65%

11/5/1974

AR District 3

D

Lost 48.17%

6/11/1974

AR District 3 - D Runoff

D

Won 68.96%

5/28/1974

AR District 3 - D Primary

D

Won 43.60%


FAMILY

Mother

Virginia Clinton Kelley

Spouse

Hillary Rodham Clinton (10/11/1975 to  )

Child

Chelsea Clinton


TAGS

 


CANDIDATE INFO LINKS

President Bill Clinton Inaugural Address January 20, 1997

President Bill Clinton Inaugural Address January 20, 1993

Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address - Bill Clinton

Clinton-Gore '96

1996 Democratic National Convention Speech - Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton for First Lady 2008

Video: Fleetwood Mac at the 1993 Clinton Inaugural Gala

William J. Clinton Foundation

Sincerely, Bill

Bill Clinton Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1992

Bill Clinton - Press Conference on "Gays in the Military" (January 29, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Remarks at the Signing of the Family Medical Leave Act (February 5, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (February 17, 1993)

Bill Clinton - National Service Address (April 30, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Remarks on Operation Restore Hope (May 5, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Speech at the 25th Anniversary Memorial Mass for Robert F. Kennedy (June 6, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Remarks at the Signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Agreement (September 13, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Address on Health Care Reform (September 22, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Address on Somalia (October 7, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ in Memphis (November 13, 1993)

Bill Clinton - Remarks on the Signing of NAFTA (December 8, 1993)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (January 25, 1994)

Bill Clinton - Remarks at the U.S. National Cemetery (June 6, 1994)

Bill Clinton - Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate (June 12, 1994)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (January 24, 1995)

Bill Clinton - Time for Healing Ceremony (April 23, 1995)

Bill Clinton - Address on Affirmative Action (July 19, 1995)

Bill Clinton - Address on Race Relations (October 16, 1995)

Bill Clinton - Address on Bosnia (November 27, 1995)

Bill Clinton - Address to the Employees of the Mackie Metal Plant (November 30, 1995)

Bill Clinton - Victims Rights Announcement (June 25, 1996)

Bill Clinton - Remarks to the Congregation of St. Paul's AME Church (November 3, 1996)

Bill Clinton - Address to the People and Relief Workers of Grand Forks, ND (April 22, 1997)

Bill Clinton - Response to the Lewinsky Allegations (January 26, 1998)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (January 27, 1998)

Bill Clinton - Remarks to the People of Ghana (March 23, 1998)

Bill Clinton - Remarks to the People of Rwanda (March 25, 1998)

Bill Clinton - Statement on Kosovo (March 24, 1999)

Bill Clinton - Address on the Kosovo Agreement (June 10, 1999)

Bill Clinton - Farewell Address (January 18, 2001)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (Jan 23, 1996)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (Feb 4, 1997)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (Jan 19, 1999)

Bill Clinton - State of the Union Address (Jan 27, 2000)


ENDORSEMENTS

NY District 13 - D Primary

6/24/2014

Charles B. Rangel (D)

AR Governor - D Primary

5/20/2014

Mike Ross (D)

KY US Senate - D Primary

5/20/2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)

Miami Beach Mayor

11/5/2013

Philip Levine (N)

Rockland County Executive - D Primary

9/10/2013

David Fried (Ice)

Los Angeles Mayor

5/21/2013

Wendy Greuel (N)

NV US Senate

11/6/2012

Shelley Berkley (D)

NH Governor - D Primary

9/11/2012

Maggie Hassan (D)

AZ District 09 - D Primary

8/28/2012

Andrei Cherny (D)

MN District 08 - DFL Primary

8/14/2012

Tarryl Clark (DFL)

CT District 05 - D Primary

8/14/2012

Dan Roberti (D)

NY District 18 - D Primary

6/26/2012

Sean Patrick Maloney (D)

CA - District 30 - Open Primary

6/5/2012

Brad Sherman (D)

NM District 01 - D Primary

6/5/2012

Martin Chavez (D)

NJ District 09- D Primary

6/5/2012

Bill Pascrell (D)

TX District 16 - D Primary

5/29/2012

Silvestre Reyes (D)

NC Ballot Measure - Ban Gay Marriage Amendment

5/8/2012

No (NO)

PA Attorney General - D Primary

4/24/2012

Kathleen Kane (D)

PA - District 12 - D Primary

4/24/2012

Mark S. Critz (D)

MD District 06 - D Primary

4/3/2012

John Delaney (D)

Chicago Mayor

2/22/2011

Rahm Emanuel (D)

LA Lt. Governor - Special Election

10/2/2010

Caroline Fayard (D)

FL US Senate - D Primary

8/24/2010

Kendrick B. Meek (D)

CO US Senate - D Primary

8/10/2010

Andrew Romanoff (D)

GA Governor - D Primary

7/20/2010

Thurbert Baker (D)

CA Governor - D Primary

6/8/2010

Gavin Newsom (N)

ME Governor - D Primary

6/8/2010

Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell (D)

AR US Senate - D Runoff

6/8/2010

Blanche Lincoln (D)

AR District 01 - D Runoff

6/8/2010

Chad Causey (D)

AR US Senate - D Primary

5/18/2010

Blanche Lincoln (D)


BOOKS

The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton

My Life by Bill Clinton

Clinton on Clinton: A Portrait of the President in His Own Words


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