On this day in 1946, 42nd U.S. President William Jefferson Blythe III was born in Hope, Arkansas. Bill’s father died in an accident before his birth and he took the last name of his stepfather, Roger Clinton. Inspired by meeting John F. Kennedy in the White House when he was a teenager, Clinton pursued a law degree and entered politics, becoming the governor of Arkansas at the age of 32.
Tennessee born Louisa Harrison Hatchett Greeson made this “Original Chrysanthemum in Pot” quilt around 1870 in Prescott, Arkansas (about 16 miles northeast of Hope). Greeson designed and handmade the quilt including dimensional applique. The quilt is part of the DAR Museum permanent collection.
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance