Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

President William Jefferson Clinton

Order 42nd President
President from January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Vice President Al Gore
Preceded by George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by George W. Bush
Born August 19, 1946
Hope, Arkansas

Political party Democrat
Spouse Hillary Rodham Clinton

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the junior U.S. Senator from New York.

A member of the New Democrat wing of the Democratic Party, he headed the Democratic Leadership Council in 1990 and 1991. During his tenure as president, his domestic priorities included a failed effort to create a universal healthcare system (led by his wife), restrict handgun sales, strengthen environmental regulations, and protect the jobs of workers during pregnancy or medical emergency. His domestic agenda also included other themes such as reforming welfare programs, signing NAFTA, expanding the War on Drugs, signing the Defense of Marriage Act (defining marriage as only between a man and a woman), law enforcement funding. Internationally, his priorities included reducing trade barriers, preventing nuclear proliferation, and mediating the Northern Ireland peace process and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.

Clinton was the third-youngest president, behind Theodore Roosevelt (the youngest) and John F. Kennedy (the youngest elected). He was the first baby boomer president. The Clinton/Gore ticket of 1992 was the youngest in history, with a combined age 90 (Clinton was 46, Vice Presidential nominee Al Gore was 44). Clinton was one of only two Presidents in American history to be impeached, and was acquitted by a vote of the United States Senate on February 12, 1999. In both runs for Presidency, Clinton never received a majority of the popular vote, though he ended his Presidential career with a 65% approval rating, the highest end-of-term approval rating of any President in the post-Eisenhower era.

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*Note: Media Man Australia organised and coordinated Max Markson, director of Markson Sparks! to be interviewed on Newstalk ZB Radio, New Zealand, about Bill Clinton's speaking engagement, on the 19th February 2006.



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