Born Bill Blyth in 1946 but changing his name to his step-father's as a boy, former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was in kinship care as a small child. His mother left her son with her parents in Hope, Arkansas while she went to New Orleans to train as a nurse. Clinton was elected to the position of Attorney General of Arkansas and was in office for two years between 1977 and 1979. He then served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 until he resigned in December 1992.
Bill Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 until 2001. Clinton was a published author before he became president and during his time in office, he produced Hope and History (1996).
After leaving office he has published 5 books, including his memoir (for which he received an advance of $10m) and 2 thrillers he has co-written with James Patterson.