Clinton

(redirected from DeWitt Clinton Professor of History)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Clinton

Clinton. 1 Town (2020 pop. 13,185), Middlesex co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled 1663, set off from Killingworth and inc. 1838. The school that later became Yale opened here in 1702. Clinton is today an affluent suburb with shopping malls and vineyards. 2 City (2020 pop. 24,469), seat of Clinton co., E central Iowa, on the Mississippi, in a corn and livestock area; inc. 1859. An industrial and rail center, it has food-processing (especially corn) and diverse manufacturing industries. Clinton grew as a lumbering town and in the 1880s was a great sawmill center in the Midwest, but the forests were depleted. 3 Village (2020 pop. 1687), Oneida co., central N.Y., settled 17, inc. 1843. A part of the town of Kirkland, it is the home of Hamilton College. In 1867, the Clinton Pharmaceutical Company was founded there, relocating to Syracuse three years later; it later became Bristol-Myers Squibb. Elihu Root secretary of state and war under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, was born there.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2022, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

Clinton

1. Bill, full name William Jefferson. born 1946, US Democrat politician; 42nd president of the US (1993--2001)
2. his wife, Hillary Rodham. born 1947, US politician and lawyer: first lady (1993--2001); senator from 2001
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is the author, most recently, of The Story of American Freedom (Norton).
In redesiging the Hall of Presidents to make it more historically accurate and up-to-date, the Imagineers hired as a consultant Eric Foner, Dewitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, president of the Organization of American Historians and occasional contributor to The Nation.