However, in the spring of 1969, Clinton received his draft notice and was forced to return to Arkansas. The following spring, he met a bright young Wellesley College graduate named Hillary Rodham, who shared his political ambitions.
Clinton mishandled the riots by Cuban refugees interned at Fort Chaffee and instituted a highly unpopular fee hike on auto licenses.In late spring 1963, Clinton attended Boys State, an American Legion program designed to introduce students to government service.He was elected an Arkansas representative to Boys Nation in Washington, D.While opposites in many ways—Eldridge was easygoing and Edith the disciplinarian—both lavished attention on the young boy, instilling in him the importance of a good education."My grandparents had a lot to do with my early commitment to learning," Clinton later recalled. I was reading little books when I was 3." Clinton's mother returned to Arkansas with her nursing degree in 1950.