Bill Clinton Essay

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William Jefferson Clinton or as he is more commonly known, Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States of America. He was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas to Virginia Dell Cassidy and William Blythe, Jr. His biological father was a traveling salesman who died in an auto accident three months before his birth. After completing Nursing school Clinton’s mother married Roger Clinton an automobile dealer. Although he assumed use of his stepfather’s surname, it was not until the age of 14 that he formally adopted the surname Clinton as a gesture toward his stepfather. Bill Clinton served in the role of President from 1993-2001. Prior to his presidency, he was Governor of the state of Arkansas. Bill Clinton took office at the end of the Cold War. Former President Clinton is known as the first President of the baby boomer generation. He is married to now Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and to this union they have a daughter Chelsea Clinton (Mezvinsky). To understand the leader behind the name involves viewing this man’s past that is the foundation of his political career. He is a member of the Democratic political party and received his B.S. from Georgetown University in Foreign Service in 1968. Upon graduation, he won a Rhodes scholarship to University College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, though because he had switched programs and had left early for Yale University, he did not receive a degree from this university. After Oxford, Clinton attended Yale Law School and obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1973. After graduating from Yale Law School, Clinton returned to Arkansas and became a law professor at the University of Arkansas. Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978, having defeated the Republican candidate. He became the youngest governor in the country at the age of

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