Bill Clinton Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1946 - present *** Full Name: William Jefferson Blythe III *** Occupation: 42nd President of United States of America *** Date of Birth: Bill Clinton was born on August 19th 1946 *** Place of Birth: Bill Clinton was born in Julia Chester Hospital in Hope, Arkansas, U.S. *** Family background: His father was William Jefferson Blythe, Jr had been a travelling salesman but died three months before Williamís birth and his mother was Virginia Dell Cassidy who, leaving her son in the care of her parents while she went to train to be nurse. Her parents ran and owned their own grocery store *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with his grandparentís until his mother returned from nursing school and shortly thereafter married Roger Clinton, Sir how had been an automobile dealer in Hot Springs, Arkansas *** Education: Bill Clinton attended St Johnís Catholic Elementary School, Ramble Elementary School and Hot Springs High School ***
Bill Clinton Fact 1: Bill Clinton was born on August 19th 1946 and during the 20th century period in history when such things as cultural homogenization through development in transportation and communications technology as well as world population grown are all major issues in this century.
Bill Clinton Fact 2: When he completed high school under a scholarship he was able to end the Edmund A. Walsh School of foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and where he would receive his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree in 1968.
Bill Clinton Fact 3: After graduation he was also the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship to University College in Oxford, England to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics although he would transfer to Yale University.
Bill Clinton Fact 4: He would took part in Vietnam War Protest and also organized a Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam in October 1969.
Bill Clinton Fact 5: During the Vietnam conflict there is some controversy surrounding Clintonís draft classification. He did receive a deferment while he was attending Oxford University in England but on his transfer to Yale University he became eligible for the draft although he was strongly opposed to the war.
Bill Clinton Fact 6: It was while attended Yale that he met Hilary Rodham in 1973 and by 1975 they married, having their only daughter, Chelsea in 1980.
Bill Clinton Fact 7: Returning to Arkansas he joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas and also ran for the House of Representatives.
Bill Clinton Fact 8: During 1976 he ran for and was elected as Arkansas Attorney General.
Bill Clinton Fact 9: In 1978 he would be elected as Governor of Arkansas and would also be the youngest every elected at thirty two years of age.
Bill Clinton Fact 10: In 1993 he won his first term as President of the United States but not without controversy when he reports of infidelity surfaced during his presidential campaign which he managed to get back on track when he and Hilary appeared on 60 Minutes to rebuff the allegations.
Bill Clinton Fact 11: He would serve his first term between 1993 and 1997. Once in office controversy still plagued him when he sacked several employees in the White House Travel Office and employed alleged friends of the family to run the office.
Bill Clinton Fact 12: However he accomplished much as President including overseeing the longest economic expansion in American history, the creation of twenty two million new jobs, the highest homeownership in history, the lowest unemployment rates in thirty years, with the increase in police numbers of the streets he would see the lowest crime rates in over twenty six years as well as an increase in family incomes. Bill Clinton Fact 16: In 1998 the House Impeached Clinton on allegations of obstruction of justice and perjury in relation to the Monica Lewinsky scandal which alleged bill Clinton had an extra marital affair with White House intern.
Bill Clinton Fact 13: In 1996 he won his re-election and served a second term between 1997 and 2001.
Bill Clinton Fact 14: With his wife, Hilary Clinton, they succeeded in passing a legislation forming the State Childrenís Health Insurance Program which would become the largest health care reform.
Bill Clinton Fact 15: Later that year Hilary also passed the Adoption and Safe Families Act followed two years later by the Foster Care Independence Act.
Bill Clinton Fact 17: On both counts he would be found not guilty.
Bill Clinton Fact 18: His approval ratings when he left office where amongst the highest for a departing President in modern history and he would be remembered as one of the most successful of American presidents.
Bill Clinton Fact 19: Since leaving office he has been involved in many speaking engagements as well as working with the United Nations and in particular in recent years he has aided his wife Hilary in her bid to reach the office of the President of the United States of America.
Bill Clinton Fact 20: He underwent a quadruple bypass procedure in 2004. Suffered with a partially collapsed lung in 2005 and in 2010 was rushed to hospital where he required two coronary stent implants.
Influence & Legacy: Clintonís first election as President would see the end of the monopoly of the Republican party dominating the presidencies in many decades and would the resurrecting of the Democratic party. He has largely been hailed one of the most successful presidents in modern history and is responsible for many positive accomplishments during her two terms as President of the United States of America.