PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. "BILL" CLINTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON - HFSID 280907
WILLIAM JEFFERSON "BILL" CLINTON and HILLARY RODHAM
Color photograph of President Bill Clinton being sworn in at his inauguration, signed by Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
Photograph signed "Bill Clinton" and "Hillary Rodham Clinton". Blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. Color, 10x7¾ overall, 6½x4½ image, one surface. According to the notations on verso, this photo was signed late in October of 2008. BILL CLINTON, born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas in 1946, was Governor of Arkansas (1979-1981, 1983-1992) and the first Democrat reelected President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The only elected U.S. President to be impeached (Andrew Johnson was impeached, but he had not been elected to the office), on Feb. 12, 1999, Clinton was acquitted on both articles of impeachment brought against him: charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton's popularity stood at 67% at the end of his trial, however. Obviously, many Americans were willing to overlook his personal failings in an era of peace and prosperity. His accomplishments in office included a waiting period for gun purchases (the Brady Law), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the North American Free Trade Agreement, welfare reform and balancing of the federal budget. Clinton had previously co-written (with Al Gore) Putting People First (1992), and he would publish his successful autobiography, My Life, in 2004. HILLARY RODHAM, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1947 and a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School, married William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton in 1975. Their daughter Chelsea was born in 1980. While actively practicing law herself, she spent 12 years as First Lady of Arkansas (1978-1980, 1982-1992). Since 1982, she has preferred to be called by her married name. As First Lady during the Presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001), she set several firsts, including: first with a postgraduate degree, first to have practiced law and, in 2007, the first to be elected to public office on her own. She was elected U. S. Senator from New York in 2000, and re-elected in a landslide in 2006. As First Lady, Hillary Clinton took an active role in public policy, beginning by chairing the National Task Force on Health Care Reform. While the Clinton health care proposals were defeated in Congress, and probably contributed to the Republican take-over of the Congress in 1994, she had more success on other issues, including successful advocacy of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. She was a favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, but lost it in a hard-fought primary campaign with Illinois Junior Senator Barack Obama. She was selected Secretary of State in Obama's presidential cabinet in 2009, a position she holds as of this biography. Fine condition.
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