Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton was elected as the 42nd President of the United States in 1992. The former Arkansas governor's two terms as presidency was highlighted by a budget surplus and strong economy. Despite ending his presidency with the highest approval rating ever recorded, Clinton's second term was mired in controversy. In 1998, details emerged that Clinton had had an extramarital affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. At first he denied any relationship, though later recanted his statement and admitted to having "sexual relations" with Lewinsky.

About Bill Clinton

William Jefferson 'Bill' Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became both a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has served as the United States Secretary of State since 2009 and was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons received law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating.

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