Who was a governor of Arkansas before becoming president of the United States?
- Bill Clinton
- Jimmy Carter
- James K. Polk
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Answer: Bill Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978, having defeated the Republican candidate Lynn Lowe, a farmer from Texarkana. At age 32, he became the youngest governor in the country. Due to his youthful appearance, Clinton was often called the “Boy Governor”. In 1982, he was elected governor for a second time and kept the office for ten years. On November 3, 1992, Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States. Clinton took office at the end of the Cold War, and became the first baby-boomer generation President.
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