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Top of the Pops: Bill Clinton named father of the year

Published on Jun 11, 2013 6:14 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - He's been commander in chief, Time magazine's 1993 man of the year, had hopes of becoming "First Laddie" of the United States and now former US President Bill Clinton is in line for a new title - Father of the Year.

The non-profit National Father's Day Council plans to award him that honour at a New York fundraiser for Save the Children on Tuesday.

Mr Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, was just 12 years old when the family moved into the White House, and Mr Bill Clinton and wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton worked to keep her out of the limelight.

One of the most iconic images of the family to come out of that period was when the three were photographed, walking hand in hand across the White House lawn to a waiting helicopter shortly after the news broke of Mr Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. That scandal lead to Mr Clinton's impeachment for perjury.

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