October 11, 1975
Hope (Hempstead County) native Bill Clinton married Hillary Rodham of Park Ridge, Illinois, while they were both teaching law at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County). In 1978, Clinton became the second-youngest governor in Arkansas history at the age of thirty-two and was elected president of the United States in 1992 and again in 1996. Nearing the end of her time as the nation’s first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate seat from New York in November 2000. She ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president in 2008 and then became secretary of state in the Obama administration; she also ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016.