President Bill Clinton

William "Bill" Clinton

Vice President: Al Gore
Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas
Died:  NA

Career/Occupation: Lawyer, Public Official
Religion: Baptist
Education: Graduated from Georgetown University (1968); Attended Oxford University (1968-70); Graduated from Yale University Law School (1973)
Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s): "Bill"
Secret Service Code Name:  Eagle

Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account

Other Government Positions: Arkansas Attorney General, 1976-78
                                                   Governor of Arkansas, 1978-80, 1982-92

Presidential Firsts:

  • First president born in Arkansas.
  • The first president born after World War II, and first from the "Baby Boomer" generation.
  • First president to visit Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Kuwait, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, post-apartheid South Africa, Botswana, Senegal, Slovenia, the Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Oman, Tanzania, Brunei, as well as the Palestinian National Authority and reunited Vietnam while in office.
  • The first president to send an email.
  • The first president to earn a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford.
  • The first president whose inauguration was streamed on the internet.
  • First president to win a Grammy Award.
    He received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • The first president to appoint an Asian American to a Cabinet post. Norman Mineta was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Clinton in 2000.
  • The first president to have been chair of the National Governors Association.
  • First president to play in a PGA Tour event (the 1995 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic) while in office
  • The first president to have a spouse who was elected to the United States Senate.
  • The first president to have a spouse who served in the cabinet (as secretary of state).
  • The first president to have a spouse who also ran for president (in the 2016 election).

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