The Honorable William J. Clinton was President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and Governor of the State of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. During his leadership, the nation experienced unparalleled economic growth. His administration was also known for its attempts at creating a more equitable social system. On the international front, he strove to make the United States a force for peace in the world and helped to make humanitarian interventions part of the post-cold war international political landscape. President Clinton is an independent, original thinker and a respected political leader. He is particularly known for his current efforts to play an active and constructive role in crises locations around the world.