Jeff Dwire
Second stepfather of Bill Clinton.
Jeff Dwire
George Jefferson "Jeff" Dwire was an Arkansas small businessman and the third husband of Virginia Clinton Kelley, and a stepfather of former United States President Bill Clinton and of Roger Clinton.
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The President's Past
NYTimes - over 22 years
A good place to begin thinking about how Bill Clinton became who he is today is the Arkansas town of Springdale, where a short, red-faced man known as Mr. Chicken sits in a room modeled after the Oval Office of the President of the United States (although not precisely; the White House's Oval Office does not have doorknobs shaped like hen's eggs)
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The Woman Before Hillary
NYTimes - almost 23 years
LEADING WITH MY HEART By Virginia Kelley with James Morgan. Illustrated. 286 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $22.50. INTIMATE memoirs by the offspring of famous and distinguished parents are commonplace; intimate memoirs by the parents of famous and distinguished offspring are rarities. We read such books for reasons that have little to do with the
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Books of The Times; Memoir of a First Mother More Warm Than Saintly
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Leading With My Heart By Virginia Kelley, with James Morgan 286 pages. Simon & Schuster. $22.50. Lillian Carter, in her late 60's, joined the Peace Corps and went to India. Rose Kennedy is known for her religious devotion. Virginia Kelley wanted to go to the track. One of the things most people know about President Clinton's mother is that she
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A Mustang And a Boy Named Bill
NYTimes - almost 23 years
For a moment today, he was no longer a President isolated in the back seat of a bulletproof limousine. He was Bill Clinton, car-crazy baby boomer, back behind the wheel of his most prized possession, an ice-blue 1967 Mustang convertible. The Mustang was the classic of Mr. Clinton's generation, and today, 30 years to the day after the first Mustang
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Virginia Clinton Kelley, 70, President's Mother, Is Dead
NYTimes - about 23 years
Virginia Clinton Kelley, an indomitable nurse and sometimes single mother who endured the deaths of three husbands, survived family drug and alcohol abuse and raised a firstborn son who became President of the United States, died of complications from breast cancer early yesterday at her home in Hot Springs, Ark. She was 70. Mrs. Kelley, who
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AT HOME WITH Virginia Kelley; Bets Dark Horses. Raised One, Too.
NYTimes - over 24 years
VIRGINIA KELLEY will always remember Aug. 16, 1977, the day the King died. And she will never forget who told her: Her firstborn son, Bill Clinton. "I was right in the middle of an anesthetic," recalled Mrs. Kelley, a nurse-anesthetist for 35 years. "My children never, ever called me in the operating room. They were just cautioned it was not the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jeff Dwire
  • 1974
    Age 50
    Dwire died in 1974 of complications of diabetes.
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  • 1969
    Age 45
    On October 12, 1969, with Virginia Dwire at her side as the anesthesiologist, she gave birth to a little girl.
    More Details Hide Details She named her daughter "Jeffrey" Lynn Smith as a sign of adoration to the couple.
    Dwire, who had three daughters from a previous marriage, met Kelley when she patronized the beauty salon he owned. They married on 3 January 1969 in Hope, Arkansas; the ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Miles, and Bill Clinton served as the best man.
    More Details Hide Details He also played and sang at the reception and earlier watched the Chicago Democratic convention on television with Dwire.
  • 1967
    Age 43
    A 1967 Ford Mustang that he bought played a role in the 1992 presidential campaign and was a favorite nostalgia item of Bill Clinton.
    More Details Hide Details It is currently on display at the Museum of Automobiles in Arkansas. The Clinton family's housekeeper at the time Clarice Minner Hay, who was expecting a child, had so much admiration for the family that she named her daughter after Jeff. Her child subsequently became Jeffery Lynn Smith. Sadly enough Jeffery went missing three weeks before Christmas in 1985 while walking home from school in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was 15 years old.
  • 1962
    Age 38
    Family and friends of the bride discouraged the union because Dwire was an ex-convict, having served nine months in prison in 1962 for stock fraud.
    More Details Hide Details Hillary Clinton, then Hillary Rodham, described Dwire as a "supportive ally" in her attempts to forge a relationship with Bill Clinton's mother while Rodham was dating the future president. He also counseled Clinton concerning the draft, decisions involving which would become a major issue in his presidential campaign. Since Dwire and his new wife married later in life, the prospects of having children together were not favorable. At that time, Clarice Minner, their young babysitter and housekeeper, became pregnant with her second child.
  • 1923
    Born in 1923.
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