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William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States
(January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001)
Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas
Father: William Jefferson Blythe III
Stepfather: Roger Clinton
Mother: Virginia Divine Cassidy Blythe Clinton Kelley
Married: Hillary Rodham (1947- ), on October 11, 1975
Children: Chelsea Victoria Clinton (1980- )
Education: Graduated from Georgetown University (1968); Attended Oxford University (1968-70); Graduated from Yale University Law School (1973)
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Democrat
Other Government Positions:
- Arkansas Attorney General, 1976-78
- Governor of Arkansas, 1978-80, 1982-92
Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Presidential Election Results:
|| George Bush
||H. Ross Perot
|| H. Ross Perot
Vice President: Albert Gore, Jr. (1993-2001)
- Secretary of State
- Warren M. Christopher (1993-97)
- Madeleine Albright (1997-2001)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Lloyd M. Bentsen (1993-94)
- Robert E. Rubin (1995-99)
- Lawrence H. Summers (1999-2001)
- Secretary of Defense
- Les Aspin, Jr. (1993-94)
- William J. Perry (1994-97)
- William Cohen (1997-2001)
- Attorney General
- Janet Reno (1993-2001)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Bruce Babbitt (1993-2001)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Mike Espy (1993-94)
- Dan Glickman (1994-2001)
- Secretary of Commerce
- Ronald H. Brown (1993-96)
- Mickey Kantor (1996-97)
- William Daley (1997-2000)
- Norman Y. Mineta (2000-01)
- Secretary of Labor
- Robert B. Reich (1993-97)
- Alexis M. Herman (1997-2001)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Donna E. Shalala (1993-2001)
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Henry G. Cisneros (1993-97)
- Andrew M. Cuomo (1997-2001)
- Secretary of Transportation
- Federico F. Peña (1993-97)
- Rodney Slater (1997-2001)
- Secretary of Energy
- Hazel R. O'Leary (1993-97)
- Federico F. Peña (1997-98)
- Bill Richardson (1998-2001)
- Secretary of Education
- Richard W. Riley (1993-2001)
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Jesse Brown (1993-97)
- Togo D. West, Jr. (1998-2000)
- Hershel W. Gober (2000-01)
- President Clinton signed into law the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (PDF). The act provided harsher penalties for copyright infringement on the internet and made it illegal to create or distribute technologies for bypassing controlled access to copyrighted material.
- On December 19, the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Clinton, one for perjury and the other for obstruction of justice.
- On February 12, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of both articles of impeachment made against him by the House of Representatives.
- William J. Clinton -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Bill Clinton -- from Table of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States - MSN Encarta
- Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Mark J. Rozell of Mary Washington College, along with suggestions for further reading.
- Bill Clinton -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- First Inaugural Address (1993)
- Second Inaugural Address (1997)
- From his 1999 State of the Union address: "...the longest peacetime economic expansion in our history." (0:40)
- RealAudio | MP3 (318K)
- From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
- Audio & Video
- The American Presidency Projects's Presidential Audio/Video Archive for William J. Clinton site
Other Internet Resources:
- Clinton Presidential Center
- Information about Clinton's legacy, foundation and library.
- The Clinton Years
- In-depth special from CNN.com discussing Clinton's future and a timeline of his eight year presidency.
- Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton - The University of Michigan Documents Center
- A collection of links to online documents and other resources regarding President Clinton's impeachment.
Points of Interest:
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