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Hillary Rodham Clinton

(b. 1947)

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Al Gore

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1948– )

US Democratic politician, vice-president of the USA 1993–2001.

The son of a Democratic politician who became senator for Tennessee (1953–71), Al Gore grew up in...

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Andrew Young

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. 12 March 1932),

civil rights activist, politician, and ambassador. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was the son of Andrew Jackson Young Sr., a dentist,...

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Anthony Blair

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(b. 1953).

Prime minister. Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and St John's College, Oxford, Tony Blair followed his elder brother William to Lincoln's Inn and qualified as a...

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Barack Obama

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 4 Aug. 1961),

44th US President 2009–  Born in Hawaii, he graduated from Columbia University, and became active in social work in Chicago. In 1991, he obtained a law degree...

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Bill Clinton

Overview page. Subjects: History — Politics.

(1946– )

US politician, 42nd President of the USA (1993–2001). A Democrat, he was elected on a programme of reducing the federal deficit by cutting military spending and reforming...

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Dayton Agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(21 Nov. 1995)

A peace deal brokered by US President Clinton and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, between the Presidents of Bosnia (Izetbegovic), Yugoslavia (Milošević),...

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Downing Street Declaration

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — World History.

A document, signed on 15 December 1993 by the British Prime Minister, John Major, and the Prime Minister of the Irish Republic, Albert Reynolds, declaring their principles and conditions...

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Edward M. Kennedy

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

Born: Feb 22 1932, Boston, Mass. Political party: Democrat Education: Harvard College, A.B., 1956; International Law School, The Hague, graduated, 1958; University of...

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George McGovern

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(b. Avon, South Dakota, 19 July 1922)

US; US Senator 1963–81, Democratic presidential candidate 1972 McGovern took a BA at Dakota Wesleyan University and served in the Second World...

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Gerry Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1948– )

Northern Irish republican leader, president of Sinn Féin since 1983. In recent years Adams has made the transition from alleged terrorist to peacemaker.

Born in...

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