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Ex US Prez Named 'Father of the Year'

He's been leader in chief, Time magazine's 1993 man of the year, had expectation of becoming "First Laddie" of the United States and now former US President Bill Clinton is in line for a new name - 'Father of the Year'. The non-profit National Father's Day Council plans to honor him that tribute at a New York fundraiser for Save the Children on Tuesday. Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, was just 12 years aged when the family moved into the White House and Bill Clinton and wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton labored to remain her out of the public interest. One of the most iconic images of the family to appear of that period was when the three were photographed; walking hand in hand across the White House lawn to a waiting helicopter soon after the news broke of Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. That scandal leads to Clinton's accusation for perjury. Chelsea Clinton, now 33 and a special stringer for NBC News, said on Twitter "I totally agree!!!" when the award was first completed public in January. The National Father's Day Council quoted Clinton's philanthropy work through the William J Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, both begun after he left the White House in 2001. In addition to his charity work, Bill Clinton came out on the movement trail in 2008 when Hillary Clinton ran for president, joking that if she was chosen his honorific title could be "First Laddie." Clinton, 66, as well as Macy's Inc Chief Executive Terry Lundgren, will be grateful for "their achievement in balancing expert careers and the demands of fatherhood," the council said in a statement. Years after leaving the White House, as he arranged for his daughter's 2010 wedding to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, Bill Clinton said he was organizing for what he called the most important job he would ever do: "walking Chelsea down the aisle."

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