Happy Birthday Mr. Bill Clinton!
The 42nd president of the United States who was in office from 1993 to 2001, overseeing a period of economic expansion while signing the North American Free Trade Agreement. After his presidency, he started the William J. Clinton Foundation with the goal of improving health across the globe.
He endured a tragic and often abusive childhood with an alcoholic step-father. He received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, then went on to study at University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar before attending Yale Law School.
He became the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House after word got out about his affair with White House employee Monica Lewinsky. However, he was acquitted by the Senate and thus remained in office.
He married Hillary Rodham in 1975 and together they had a daughter named Chelsea in 1980. His wife would go on to have a successful political career of her own.
He and his predecessor, George H.W. Bush, were fierce competitors in the 1992 presidential campaign, but later developed a close father-son bond while raising money for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.