Bill Clinton (1946 – )

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Life in Brief: William Jefferson Clinton, the young President from Hope, Arkansas, succeeded where no other Democrat had since Franklin Roosevelt: he was reelected to a second term. Clinton also defied his critics by surviving an array of personal scandals, turning… more life in brief »

Essays about Bill Clinton

About His Administration

First Lady
Hillary Clinton
Vice President
Albert Gore, Jr.
Secretary of the Interior
Bruce Babbitt (1993–2001)
Attorney General
Janet Reno (1993–2001)
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Donna Shalala (1993–2001)
Secretary of Education
Richard Riley (1993–2001)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Andrew Cuomo (1997–2001)
Henry Cisneros (1993–1997)

Facts about Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States (1993 – 2001)
August 19, 1946, Hope, Arkansas
Political Party
Georgetown University (1968), attended Oxford University (1968–1970), Yale Law School (1973)
October 11, 1975, to Hillary Rodham
Chelsea Victoria (1980)
Lawyer, public official

Putting People First (1992); Between Hope and History (1996)

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First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1993)

Presidential Speech Archive

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Russell L. Riley

Professor Riley is co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program and project director of the William J. Clinton Presidential History Project. His writings include:

The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831–1965 (Columbia University Press, 1999)

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