Ethanol Summit 2009

Monday, August 19, 2019

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Biography

  1. Name:William Jefferson Clinton
  2. Biography:

    William Jefferson Clinton was elected President of the United States in1992, and again in 1996, the first Democratic president to be awarded a secondterm in six decades. Under his leadership, the United States enjoyed thestrongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S.history. His administration resulted in moving the nation from record deficitsto record surpluses; the creation of over 22 million jobs; low levels ofunemployment, poverty and crime; and the highest homeownership and collegeenrolment rates in history.

    After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the WilliamJ. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people inthe United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of globalinterdependence.

    Upon moving his offices to Harlem in 2002, he launched the Foundation’sfirst program to help local small business owners succeed. Since then, thisinitiative has evolved into the Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative, whichis helping individuals and families succeed and small businesses grow. Also in2002, at the World AIDS Conference in Barcelona, President Clinton started theClinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) to assist developing countries inimplementing large-scale, integrated, care, treatment and prevention programsthat will turn the tide on the epidemic. Today, 1.4 million people living withHIV/AIDS are accessing lifesaving treatment because of CHAI.

    After undergoing heart surgery in 2004, President Clinton joined forceswith the American Heart Association to combat the rise in childhood obesity in2005. Later that year, he hosted the inaugural meeting of the Clinton GlobalInitiative (CGI), which brings together world leaders from government,business, and non-profit sectors to devise solutions to pressing problems.

    In 2006, he launched the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) with themission of applying the Foundations business-oriented approach to the fightagainst climate change in practical, measurable and significant ways. Inaddition, the Foundation partnered with the Hunter Foundation to launch theClinton Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI) to catalyze sustainable social andeconomic growth and development in Africa. Today, CHDI works specifically inRwanda and Malawi.

    Building on this successful approach, President Clinton and FrankGiustra established the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative in 2007as an innovative partnership between the Clinton Foundation, the privatesector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs to increase the scope,scale, impact, and sustainability of social and economic development efforts incountries where natural resource industries are an important part of theeconomy. Ultimately CGSGI is an effort to transform the way businesses dobusiness in the developing world.

    In addition his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with formerPresident George H.W. Bush three times – after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia,Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008 – to help raise money forrecovery efforts. He also served as the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery to helppeople “build back better.”

    President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas.He and his wife Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea,and live in Chappaqua, New York.

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