Bill Clinton Named 2013 'Father Of The Year'

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Bill Clinton, seen here visiting the Chappaqua Library in December 2011, has been named the 2013 Father of the Year. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – Chappaqua resident and former President Bill Clinton has been named Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council. He will be honored at the council's 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards on Tuesday, June 11, in New York City.

“We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year,” said Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee. “With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through this award.”

Clinton, whose only child, Chelsea, is now 32 years old and married, was elected President in 1992 and served two terms. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is the nation's secretary of state. The former president focuses on his William J. Clinton Foundation, which seeks to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods and protect the environment.

About the National Father’s Day Council: As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc., has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.

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