Checkers Nixon, 1953
Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his wife and two daughters, Patricia (left), 7, and Julie, 5, watch their pet cocker spaniel, Checkers, jump on the seashore in Mantoloking, New Jersey, on Aug. 15, 1953.
Today, Bill Clinton turns 70 years old. For this occasion, we present 70 photos of the former president, documenting his life from babyhood, through celebration and scandal, to his campaign to become first gentleman.
Above is a portrait of Bill Clinton as a baby at about 18 months of age in 1948.