60 Facts About Bill Clinton That You Should Know

Last updated on May 30th, 2020

45. He was only the second President, at the time, to be impeached by the House of Representatives. They charged him with perjury and obstruction of justice. On February 12, 1999, he was acquitted by the Senate. The first, Andrew Johnson, was also later acquitted.

46. The scandal with Monica Lewinsky, the intern who he allegedly had an affair with, did not do much to lessen his popularity throughout the nation. When he left the White House, he did so with high approval ratings.

47. The day that Clinton left office, January 20, 2001, he signed the pardons for 141 people, including his brother, Roger Clinton Jr. This resulted in his half-brother getting his record cleared. However, that did not last long as he quickly got arrested again. When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to win a public office seat. 

48. There were some whispers of impropriety in regards to the pardoning of his brother. This included claims that he had been given a list of people to pardon. Still, nothing was proven in the subsequent investigation.

49. Clinton had a cancerous lesion removed from his back on January 15, 2001. The cancer was contained in the lesion and proved no further threat.

Post-Presidency

50. He opened a law practice in Harlem, New York, on July 30, 2001, and has worked there ever since during his retirement.

51. Clinton wrote and published a memoir of his life called “My Life” that has a 957-page count. This memoir tells his story from a young boy in Arkansas through his young adulthood, and political journey. It is touted as providing a rarely seen insight into the day to day nuances of what it means to be the President of the United States of America.

Bill Clinton autographed book.
Bill Clinton autographed book.

52. He wrote a second book, “Giving,” which was published in 2007 and explores the way that companies, organizations, and individual people are working now to make positive changes for future generations. It is an inspirational look at the power of taking action.

53. Clinton was made the UN Special Envoy for Haiti in 2009.

54. He published yet another book, “Back to Work” in 2011. It gives guidelines and suggestions for ways to bring the economy back under control.

55. In 2013 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

56. Bill Clinton was an active part of his wife, Hillary’s 2016 campaign for president. He and his daughter Chelsea both spoke on Hillary’s behalf in different locations around the country during that time.

57. He co-wrote a novel with James Patterson called “The President is Missing” in 2018.

58. Clinton oversaw the creation of his presidential library after his retirement. It is called The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum and was built in Little Rock, Arkansas, his home state. This library has a lot of unique features and educational programs, including a full replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.

59. He coordinates with other form Presidents George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush on disaster relief programs worldwide. Presidents Clinton and George H.W. Bush are the only consecutive presidents who were left handed.

60. He spends a lot of time and energy coordinating with the Clinton Presidential Foundation, which works to improve lives all around the globe and focuses on fighting AIDS/HIV, encouraging racial equality and ethnic reconciliation, and promoting economic stability for individuals.

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