On August 19th, 1946, in the little town of Hope, Arkansas, a boy by the
name of William Jefferson Blythe III was born. Little did anyone know, that he
would grow up to become the 42nd president of the United States of America.
William Jefferson Blythe III was the son of Virginia Dell Cassidy. Cassidy
raised Blythe for the first four years of his life all on her own, due to the
unfortunate event of her husband’s, and Blythe’s father’s death just
three short months before Blythe was born. Although born in Hope, Arkansas,
Blythe was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas where his mother met his soon-to-
be step-father, Roger Clinton, who happened to be a partner with Blythe’s
brother in an automobile dealership.
In 1950, when Blythe was the young age of four, his mother married
Roger Clinton. Even after his mother married Clinton, Blythe did not formally
adopt his step-father’s last name for another ten years, when he was 14.
Blythe had used the name previous to this though even after claiming he could
not remember his step-father as anything more than a gambler, an alcoholic,
and a man who regularly abused his mother and half brother Roger Jr.
Now known as William Jefferson Clinton, he attended St. Johns Catholic
Elementary School, Ramble Elementary School, and Hot Springs High School.
At Hot Springs, Clinton was an active student leader, avid reader, and a
wonderful musician. Although Clinton was also considered to be somewhat
“nerdy” because of his appearance, being short, pudgy, and wearing glasses,
he still managed to get along and make friends. An honorable thing about
Clinton would definitely be that he understood that he had to work hard to get
what he wanted. He very rarely, if ever, took the easy way out of something.
Clinton soon became deeply involved in music being in the chorus and
playing the saxophone in the band. He actually won first chair in the state
band’s saxophone section. While in high...