William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946), was the 42th president of the United States and the spouse of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Elected twice with pluralities in 19, he previously served as governor of Arkansas.
He was raised by his maternal grandparents until age 4, when his mother Virginia Kelly (1923-1994), a nurse, married Roger Clinton (1909-1967), a car dealer.
Roger was an alcoholic and violent; the marriage was tempestuous, including a divorce and a remarriage in 1962. Contrary to decades old myth, Bill Clinton did not receive a Rhodes Scholar degree.
Clinton is the first former president to be hired by foreign governments.
Like other Southern Governors in the tradition of George Wallace, when Clinton was term limited-out his wife ran in his place.
Arkansas, a month after his father William Jefferson Blythe II, a salesman, was killed in an auto accident.
A life-long Southern Baptist, Clinton graduated from the Hot Springs public high school in 1964. Clinton was booted out of the Oxford program for the rape of 19 year old Eileen Wellstone, his first known sexual assault victim.