Author: William Jefferson Clinton

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (b. 1946 as William Jefferson Blythe III) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. During his time as president, the United States experienced the longest peacetime economic expansion, and major legislation passed during this time includes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton returned to the state after college and law school, winning election to serve as Arkansas Attorney General in 1976. Two years later, he was elected governor, a position to which he was elected again in 1982 and remained in until he ran for president in 1992.