42nd President of the United States
(January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001)
Full Name: William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III)
Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas
Father: William Jefferson Blythe, Jr.
Stepfather: Roger Clinton, Sr.
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
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.
- President Clinton authorized American troops, but not ground troops, to take part in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air strikes against the Serbian government.
- William J. Clinton -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- 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.
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Other Internet Resources:
- Clinton Foundation
- 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.
- President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National
- Located in Hope, Arkansas this is where Clinton grew up until the age of four.
- William J. Clinton Library and Museum
- Information about the Clinton Presidency. Includes replicas of the Clinton Cabinet Room and Oval Office. They also have the best presidential gift shop.
Points of Interest:
- The first version of the official U.S. government White House website went online on Oct. 21, 1994.
- On November 16, 2000, President Clinton was the first president to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
- Clinton was only 32 years old when he was elected governor of Arkansas.
- Clinton's wife, Hillary, is the only First Lady to be a U.S. Senator, cabinet officer, and presidential candidate.
- Clinton is the only president who was a Rhodes Scholar.