William Jefferson Clinton President's Day

Born:  Aug. 19, 1946
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas
Party:  Democratic
Age at Inauguration:  46
Served:  1993-2001
Died:  Still Alive
Age at Death:  Still Alive
College:  Graduated from Georgetown University (1968); Attended Oxford University (1968-70); Graduated from Yale University Law School (1973)
Religion:  Baptist
Occupation:  Lawyer
Runner-Up:  George H. W. Bush (1992); Robert J. Dole (1996).
Vice President:  Al Gore (1993- 2001)

Some Trivia

  • During his tenure, there was a federal budget surplus.  For fiscal year 2000 the surplus amounted to $230 billion, making it the largest in U.S. history and topping 1999's record surplus of $122.7 billion.
  • In 1968 he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in England, the first and only President to have been a Rhodes Scholar.
  • Clinton was the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives.  He was tried in the Senate and found not guilty of the charges brought against him.
  • He was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name.
  • His wife Hillary was the first "First Lady" elected to office.  She was elected a U.S. senator in the State of New York.

    (Source:  The White House, Past Presidents.)

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