What Are Some Facts About Bill Clinton?

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Bill Clinton Facts

  • He was born on August 19, 1946.
  • His birthplace was Hope, Arkansas.
  • Clinton lived in Little Rock with his family.
  • Clinton was baptized at Park Place Baptist Church.
  • His father died in a car accident three months before he was born.
  • His last name was originally Blythe.
  • His full name is William Jefferson Clinton.
  • He took the name of Clinton while he was in high school because Roger Clinton was his stepfather.
  • His mother's name was Virginia Dell Cassidy.
  • His mother was a nurse.
  • He has one brother, Roger Jr., who he pardoned for crimes while he was in office.
  • When he was in high school, he played the saxophone in a jazz trio known as the "Three Blind Mice." He continues to enjoy playing the sax.
  • He was an extraordinary student.
  • He attended Georgetown University and graduated in 1968.
  • He went on to Yale University Law School, from which he graduated in 1973.
  • He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
  • In 1974, he was a first year law professor.
  • He became the governor of Arkansas when he was 32 years old. He was the youngest governor at the time in the United States.
  • The Clintons lived in the Arkansas Governor's Mansion for 12 years.
  • He was the 42nd President of the United States.
  • Bill Clinton won 43% of the vote the first time that he ran for President.
  • He was 46 years old when he was inaugurated. He was the third youngest President of the United States.
  • Clinton was the first elected President of the United States to be impeached. The impeachment occurred in 1998.
  • He was impeached due to lying about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • He held office for two terms, from January 20, 1993, until January 20, 2001.
  • Clinton was the first two term Democratic President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
  • Although he was a Democrat, Clinton was more moderate in his policies than other Democrats have been in the past. Some people have categorized a few of his policies as being centrist.
  • The ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement happened while he was in office.
  • On his last day as the President, he gave 140 pardons.
  • People see his healthcare plans as his biggest failure.
  • He identifies as a Baptist, which is a type of Christianity.
  • He is 6 foot, 2 inches tall.
  • His wife is Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is also a well known name in the political sphere.
  • He is still an active public speaker.

These facts were selected to provide the most important facts about Bill Clinton.