scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,745
William Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19 1946 in Hope Arkansas named after his father who had died three months prior to his birth in a traffic accident His mother was Virginia Cassidy When he was four years old his mother wed Roger Clinton of Hot Springs Arkansas At the age of 15 he legally changed his name to Clinton Excelling as a student he attended Georgetown University the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and Yale University Law School Returning to Arkansas he taught law at the University of Arkansas In 1977 he married Hillary Rodham whom he had met while attending Yale University Their daughter Chelsea was born in 1980 Clinton had shown an early interest in politics and his mother engaged him in political discussions encouraging his ambitions He became motivated to a life of public service after meeting President John F Kennedy in the Rose Garden of the White House while in high school In his first foray into the political arena in 1974 he lost a bid to unseat the incumbent four-term Republican Congressman from Arkansas in a very close race Clinton was elected state attorney general in 1976 In 1978 at the age of 32 he had become the youngest governor in Arkansas history His bid for re-election was damaged by a situation involving thousands of Cuban refugees being housed at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas He was unable to persuade the White House to make other states share the problems and costs of the operation and the people of Arkansas were infuriated Clinton was defeated and joined the Little Rock law firm of Wright Lindsey and Jennings He ran again for governorship in 1982 and he was elected and served four more terms He was named the most effective governor in the nation in a 1991 poll of governors After declaring his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President on
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA