Timeline

The timeline below reflects some of the highlights of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lives. In blue, you’ll discover facts around Bill Clinton while in red you’ll learn more about Hillary Clinton.

1968

1968

1968

Bill Clinton and childhood friend Mack McLarty meet presidential candidate Barry Goldwater during a campaign stop in visit to Northwest Arkansas. In the 1960s, Bill…

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1971

1971

1971

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham meet at Yale Law School. After Bill could not stop staring at Hillary, she walked over to him and introduced…

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1972

1972

1972

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham campaign for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern. McGovern lost the 1972 Presidential Election to Richard Nixon.

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1973

1973

1973

Bill Clinton accepts a teaching position at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Bill taught constitutional law, criminal procedure, and admiralty…

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1973

1973

Hillary Rodham works for the Children’s Defense Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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1974

1974

1974

Bill Clinton runs for the United States House of Representatives. Twenty-eight year old Bill Clinton campaigns against John Paul Hammerschmidt, an incredibly popular Republican incumbent…

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1974

1974

Hillary accepts a teaching position at the University of Arkansas School of Law. While at the university, Hillary teaches Criminal and Constitutional Law, founds the…

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1975

October 11, 1975

Bill and Hillary marry in their living room at 930 California Blvd. Only family and close friends attended the ceremony, but their friends Dr. Morris…

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1976

1976

1976

Bill runs for Attorney General. Bill decided to run for Attorney General instead of challenging Hammerschmidt again. He faces two opponents in the Democratic primary….

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1978

1978

Bill becomes the youngest governor since 1938, at 32 years old. Just wo years after becoming Attorney General, Bill Clinton runs a successful campaign for…

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1979

1979

Hillary Rodham is made a partner at the Rose Law Firm and becomes the first female partner in the firm.

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1980

1980

Bill loses his re-election campaign for a second term as governor to Republican Frank White. Many factors played a role in Bill’s unsuccessful re-election bid….

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1982

1982

Bill is re-elected as Governor. Bill determined he had a good chance at re-election and runs again and successfully captures the vote. In February 1982,…

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1982

1990

Bill runs for his fifth term as governor. The people of Arkansas were uncertain if Bill would seek a fifth term or decide to prepare…

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1984

1984

Roger Clinton, Jr. is convicted for crimes related to drugs and sentenced to two years in prison. Clinton remained a popular figure in Arkansas due…

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1991

1991

On the morning of October 3, 1991, on the steps of the Old Capitol Building in Little Rock, Bill Clinton announced that he had decided…

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