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William Jefferson Clinton

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William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton served as the forty-second president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 after 12 years as governor of his native Arkansas. Domestically, his presidency was marked by steady economic growth and fundamental welfare reform legislation, as well as the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Internationally, he grappled with regional challenges in the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and the Middle East. A moderate Democrat, Clinton relied on support from business and from traditional Democratic constituencies, including organized labor. Clinton was raised a Southern Baptist; as a candidate and as president he spoke openly about how his faith informed his political and policy views. After his presidency, he founded the William J. Clinton Foundation, which works to address heath, education, and poverty challenges around the world.

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