Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States in January 1993, when he was 46 years old, making him the third-youngest president up to that point.
Clinton’s father, William Jefferson Blythe, died in a car crash three months before Bill was born, leaving him in the care of his mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe.
Clinton's foreign policy achievements included presiding over the 1993 signing of the Oslo Accord between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, during which the famous handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat occurred, stabilizing war-torn Bosnia through the Dayton Peace Accords and helping to end Serbia's ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo.
However the failure of the American military mission in Somalia and subsequent inaction in the face of genocide in Rwanda, both from Clinton's first term, stand out as major blemishes on his foreign policy record.
In 1971 Bill Clinton met a bright young Wellesley College graduate named Hillary Rodham, who shared his political ambitions.
The pair graduated from Yale in 1973 and married two years later in 1975.
Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, a small town with a population of about 8,000.