November 3, 1992
Hope (Hempstead County) native Bill Clinton was elected the forty-second president of the United States for the first of two terms. He is the only person from Arkansas ever elected to the office of president. His election as president in 1992 was followed by the longest period of sustained economic growth in U.S. history, but he was president during a period of intense partisanship. Throughout his political career, he demonstrated an ability to bounce back from defeats and scandal. His presidency was beset by numerous investigations, one of which resulted in his becoming the first elected American president to be impeached. Still, he left office in 2001 enjoying high popularity.