June 26, 1993 |
President Clinton finally caught up by phone Friday with the man who contends that he is the President's long lost half brother. They had a "warm conversation" and agreed to get together some time, the White House said. Clinton reached 55-year-old Henry Leon Ritzenthaler at his home in Paradise, Calif., and they talked for about 15 minutes. It was the first time the two had spoken.
June 22, 1993 |
President Clinton said Monday that he is trying to get in touch with a California man who claimed over the weekend that he is the President's half-brother, a relative the President apparently never knew about. Clinton, in an interview with WCBS radio in New York, declined to make a direct comment on the claims made by Henry Leon Ritzenthaler, 55, saying he wanted to talk with him first.
June 23, 1993
The Emergence of a California man who says he is President Clinton's long-lost half brother has thrown the spotlight on Clinton's family once again. Henry Ritzenthaler of Paradise says he and Clinton have the same father: W.J. Blythe. Until now, media accounts of Clinton's humble upbringing have said he was Blythe's only son. Here, incorporating Ritzenthaler's claims, is the Clinton family tree: William Jefferson Blythe (Clinton's father). In 1935, Blythe marries Adele Gash Coffelt.
August 8, 1993 |
President Clinton's father might have married Clinton's mother before his divorce to another woman was final, newspapers reported Saturday. The Kansas City Star and the Daily News of New York reported that Clinton's biological father, William Jefferson Blythe III, was married in 1941 in Jackson County, Mo., to a Kansas City woman.