Pro to the question "Was Bill Clinton a Good President?"
"In all the work I have done as president, every decision I have made, every executive action I have taken, every bill I have proposed and signed, I've tried to give all Americans the tools and conditions to build the future of our dreams, in a good society, with a strong economy, a cleaner environment, and a freer, safer, more prosperous world.
I have steered my course by our enduring values. Opportunity for all. Responsibility from all. A community of all Americans. I have sought to give America a new kind of government, smaller, more modern, more effective, full of ideas and policies appropriate to this new time, always putting people first, always focusing on the future...
I'm very grateful to be able to turn over the reins of leadership to a new president, with America in such a strong position to meet the challenges of the future."
Farewell address to the nation, transcribed by ABC News, Jan. 18, 2001
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation
Member, Advisory Board, International AIDS Trust
UN Special Envoy to Haiti, 2009
UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, 2005-2007
Co-founder Scholarship Fund (with US Senator Bob Dole), Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, 2001
42nd President of the United States, 1993-2001
Governor of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1992
Former Chair, Democratic Leadership Council, 1990
Attorney General for Arkansas, 1976-1978
Law Professor, University of Arkansas, 1973-1976
Helped to manage presidential candidate George McGovern's Texas campaign, 1972
JD, Yale University, 1973
Oxford University, 1968-1972 (Rhodes Scholarship)
BSFS, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1968