William Jefferson Clinton

In office: 1993-2001

Bill Clinton (1946-)

Bill J. Clinton was one of the youngest U.S. Presidents and was very popular with the public. He was born on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. 

His father died a few months after his birth and he was raised by his grandparents. In 1950, his mother returned from New Orleans and married the car dealer Roger Clinton the same year.  


At the age of 17, Clinton joined the "American Legion" like the former US President John F. Kennedy. Clinton studied Internationalen Relations at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. At this time, he got a scholarship to study at Oxford and then he studied law at Yale University. 

Bill Clinton became the youngest governor when he was elected at the age of 32 in Arkansas. Later, he worked for the law firm Wright, Lindsey und Jennings in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Wife: Hillary Rodham (1947-), Married on 11 October 1975

Children: Chelsea Victoria Clinton (1980-)

Profession: Lawyer

Party: Democrat

Results of the presidential election: 

 Year    Popular Vote
 Electoral Vote
 1992  Bill Clinton  44,909,889  370
   George Bush  39,104,545  168
   H. Ross Perot
 19,742,267  
 1996  Bill Clinton  45,628,667  379
   Bob Dole  37,869,435  159
   H. Ross Perot  7,874,283  

 

Interesting facts:
Bill Clinton
- was the first US President to travel to Vietnam after the end of the war 
- was the seventh left-handed president of the USA
- was the first president to be born after the end of World War II
- at the age of 46 years he was the third youngest president after Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy 

Nickname: Bill

"A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving." (William J. Clinton)

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