William J. Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, presided over an era of unprecedented peace and economic well-being. Under his leadership, the United States enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in its history. During his eight years in office, millions of job were created; unemployment, poverty and crime were reduced; and a landmark agreement was reached preserving open space and wildlife habitat.

In world affairs, President Clinton was a proponent of open international trade, a worldwide campaign against drug trafficking, and global efforts to fight AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He excelled as a student and as a saxophone player and once considered becoming a professional musician. As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, he met President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. The encounter led him to enter a life of public service, which included two terms as the Governor of Arkansas. He was elected President of the United States in 1992, and again in 1996.

Throughout his political career President Clinton never lost interest in music. His performance as narrator of Wolf Tracks combines an abiding devotion to environmental and wildlife conservation with his life-long passion for music.

President Clinton has designated the International AIDS Trust, whose advisory committee he co-chairs with Nelson Mandela, to receive 100% of his royalties from sales of this recording. For information about the International AIDS Trust, please visit www.aidstrust.org and www.clintonpresidentialcenter.com

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