Photo Gallery: Bill Clinton the Man

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First running for office when he was only 28 years old, Bill Clinton has lived nearly his entire life in the public eye. Photos in this gallery offer a more intimate glimpse behind the scenes in the life of America's 42nd president.

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Baby Bill and his mother Virginia Blythe. He was born in Hope, AR on August 19, 1946.

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Bill Clinton visiting his father's grave as a child. His father died before Bill was born.

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While in high school, Clinton was first chair in the state band's saxophone section.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton pose together at Yale Law in 1973, where they met at the library.

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Clinton taught Constitutional Law at University of Arkansas Law School from 1973-76.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton during his campaign for Arkansas' 3rd Congressional district in 1974 against Republican incumbent John Paul Hammerschmidt.

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Clinton lost the race for congress by a 4% margin. Four years later in 1978, he would become the country's youngest governor at age 32.

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Bill and Hillary were married on October 11, 1975, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their only daughter Chelsea was born February 27, 1980.

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The Arkansas Governor and his wife Hillary enter the White House on February 27, 1979 to attend a dinner honoring the nation's governors.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton pose for a portrait in 1979. At this time, Hillary was working for the Rose Law Film in Little Rock, AR where she specialized in intellectual property law and became the firm's first female partner.

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After losing his first reelection campaign in 1980, Clinton ran again for Governor in 1982 (shown here, with Hillary, calling potential voters). This time, he would win.

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Bill and Hillary in 1985. During her time as the First Lady of Arkansas, Hillary was twice listed among the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.

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Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton wave to the crowd during the 1987 inaugural parade as Governor of Arkansas.

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The Clintons attend the 1987 gubernatorial inaugural ball. Bill would remain Arkansas' Governor until he ran for President in 1992.

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Governor Clinton poses in Washington D.C. around 1989. Clinton has cited two influential moments in his childhood that led him to become a public figure -- meeting John F. Kennedy and memorizing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Bill, Hillary and Chelsea at a rally during his 1992 presidential campaign. Despite finishing third in the Iowa caucus, his second-place finish in the New Hampshire primary earned him the label "the Comeback Kid."

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The Clintons on stage during his presidential run. Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination on July 16, 1992.

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Hillary strokes Bill's head while taking a break during the campaign. Clinton would win the 1992 presidential election with 43% of the vote. Republican incumbent Republican George H.W. Bush would receive 37% and independent candidate Ross Perot 19%.

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In 1996, Clinton became the first democrat since FDR to win a second presidential term.

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From the Rose Garden on December 11, 1998, President Clinton apologized for having misled the country about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, saying he was willing to accept censure by the Congress.

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Bill Clinton listens during a meeting in 1997. During his administration, the U.S. saw the lowest unemployment rates, the lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest home ownership in the country's history and reduced welfare rolls.

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