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My Life – Bill Clinton MY LIFE by Bill Clinton Biography & Autobiography — Presidents Random House Audio June 2004
Bill Clinton’s Childhood Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946, in the small town of Hope, Arkansas. He was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe III, who had been killed in a car accident just three months before his son was bornAugust 19, 1946
Bill Clinton’s Mother Bill's mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe, then trained to become a nurse-anesthetist in order to support her son. Bill lived with his maternal grandparents, Eldridge and Edith Grisham Cassidy at 117 South Hervey in Hope until age four.
Bill Clinton’s Step-father When Bill was four, his mother married Roger Clinton, a Hope automobile dealer Bill's new step-father was an alcoholic, and could be abusive when he'd been drinking.
Bill Clinton and Politics Bill participated in many activities. In the summer of 1963 he was chosen to attend the American Legion Boys State, a government and leadership conference, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was elected a senator and given the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. where he shook hands with President John F. Kennedy. When Bill returned to Arkansas, politics became a pursuit from which he never wavered.John F. Kennedy
Bill Clinton’s Journey
Bill Clinton’s Mentor Bill Clinton worked for Democratic Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who became an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.
Scholar Activities Clinton won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University In 1969 he enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Arkansas Law School.
Journey of Love Fall of 1970 Clinton entered Yale Law School. While at Yale Clinton met Hillary Rodham, a Wellesley College graduate from suburban Chicago. Together they worked for George McGovern's presidential campaign in Texas during the summer and fall of 1972.
Candidate for Presidency On October 3, 1991, Clinton announced that he was a candidate for the presidency. His campaign was nearly sunk by charges of marital infidelity, published in tabloid newspapers, and of unethical conduct in legally avoiding the draft during the Vietnam War.
On Tuesday, November 3, Clinton was elected president, and he took office on January 20, 1993. At the age of 46, he was one of the youngest men ever, and the first Democrat since the 1976 election, to be elected to the nation's highest office.
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