Some things to include on a timeline of Bill Clinton's life include his birth in 1942, meeting President Kennedy in 1963, his marriage to Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1975, becoming governor of Arkansas in 1978 and becoming President of the United States in 1993. Other important aspects of Clinton's timeline include winning a Rhodes scholarship to attend Oxford University in 1968, being elected attorney general of Arkansas in 1976 and winning re-election as president, despite numerous scandals, in 1996.Continue Reading
Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas, on Aug. 19, 1946. His parents were William Jefferson Blythe, Jr. and Virginia Dell. Clinton's father died in a car accident three months before Clinton's birth.
In 1963, Clinton met President John F. Kennedy while on a tour of the White House. This meeting sparked his realization that he wanted a life in public service.
In 1968, Clinton won a Rhodes scholarship to University College, Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics and economics. From Oxford, Clinton transferred to Yale University, graduating with a law degree.
Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978 becoming the youngest governor in the country at age 32. After more than 10 years as governor of Arkansas, Clinton ran a long-shot campaign to become president. He defeated George Bush in 1992 and was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 1993.
Despite numerous scandals including the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals, Clinton was re-elected in 1996.Learn more about US History