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President Bill Clinton
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Voice: 501-374-4242

Out forty-second president was born on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. He graduated from Georgetown University and won a scholarship to Oxford University. He later received a law degree from Yale University in 1973. After losing a campaign for Congress in Arkansas, Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976. Clinton lost a second term, but regained the office four years later.

He served as attorney general until winning the democratic presidential nomination and defeating George Bush in 1992. During his time as president, Clinton was responsible for the lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest home ownership in U.S. history, reduced crime rates, and reduced welfare rolls. He reduced national defense in order to pay off the country’s debt, and for the first time in decades experienced a budget surplus.

In 1998, Clinton became the first democrat to be elected to a second term since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Later in the same year, issues surrounding personal “indiscretions” with a young woman caused Clinton to become the second president to be impeached by the House of  Representatives. After being tried, he was found not guilty and continued his term.

After leaving the presidency, Clinton did not retire. He and his wife continue to make multiple public appearances for politics and world issues. In the 2008 presidential election, his wife Hilary ran for the Democratic nomination, but lost to Barack Obama.



 

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