Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton has led a colorful life. Here are some fun facts about his life and career.

As a child, he was given the nickname Bubba – a common southern nickname.

In high school, he played the Saxophone as part of a jazz trio called “Three Blind Mice.”  His passion to play the sax continies to this day.

He graduated from Georgetown University in 1968 and from Yale University Law school in 1973.

He was elected governor of Arkansas when he was 32 making him the youngest governor in the United States at that time.

Clinton gave 140 pardons on his last day as President of the United States.

Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998 by the House of Representatives. This gave him the dubious distinction of being the  first elected U.S. President to be impeached.

Some of his successes as president included appointing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to the Supreme Court, allow U.S. forces to invade Haiti to return Aristide to power, delivering welfare reform and presiding over a budget surplus in his last years in office.

His biggest legislative failure was his health care initiative.

Bill Clinton was a master communicator and his speeches are something that anyone looking at how to deliver effective messages to an audience should study.  A collection of seven hours of Bill Clinton’s Presidential Speeches are available in the Bill Clinton Speech Collection.

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