William Jefferson Clinton

Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946 in a town called Hope, with the birth name William Jefferson Blythe.His birth father died in a car accident just three months before his birth.When he was born his mother sent him to live with his grandparents, due to the fact that because of the current economy she couldn’t possibly support a child by herself.He lived with his grandparents for two years while his mother was away at nursing school in New Orleans trying to advance her career.His grandparents tried to instill in him strong southern Baptist principles and a desire to get a good education.When Bill was four his mother returned to Hope where she met and married Roger Clinton Sr..A few years later Bill and his family moved to Hot Springs, where despite his Baptist upbringing Bill attended a catholic school.When he was nine years old he changed schools and went to Ramble Elementary.When Bill was ten Roger Clinton Jr. was born, and at age fifteen Bill took his step fathers last name in hopes of helping his mothers troubled relationship.While Bill was growing up in Hot Springs, the town was plagued by illegal gambling, but Bill had little contact with this part of society despite his parents frequent participation in these illegal practices.As time went by his mothers relationship became more and more unstable with the alcoholic Roger Clinton Sr..The relationship turned abusive and his parents often separated.
In high school Bill was a member of the band, student government, honor society and numerous other organizations.One summer at a political summer camp called Boys State, Bill ran for delegate to Boys Nation.He won this election and was on his way to Washington to meet John F. Kennedy and Senator William Fulbright.Bill said of his victory as delegate to Boys Nation, “I didn’t know if I could win a race like that, because when I was a student politician, I was about as controversial as I have been in m…

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