President Bill Clinton will deliver a Keynote Address at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The event is hosted by the Temple Law Foundation, a group founded in 1959 to promote excellence at Temple’s Beasley School of Law, and will launch the Foundation's new annual guest lecture series benefiting student scholarships and the Barrack Public Interest Fellowship Program.
President Clinton is the ninth U.S. President to visit Temple University. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Harry S. Truman all visited the University while in office; Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and, most recently, President Barack Obama visited prior to their presidencies. President Clinton will be the first to visit Temple in his post-presidency years.
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment.
In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti.
President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.
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