Bill Richardson

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Bill Richardson
Richardson at an event in Kensington, New Hampshire, March 18, 2006
30th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2011
Lieutenant Diane Denish
Preceded by Gary Johnson
Succeeded by Susana Martinez
9th United States Secretary of Energy
In office
August 18, 1998 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Federico Peña
Succeeded by Spencer Abraham
21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
February 13, 1997 – August 18, 1998
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Madeleine Albright
Succeeded by Richard Holbrooke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1983 – February 13, 1997
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by William Redmond
Personal details
Born William Blaine Richardson III
November 15, 1947 (1947-11-15) (age 67)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Barbara Richardson
Alma mater Tufts University
Profession Diplomat
Business consultant
Religion Roman Catholicism

William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician. He was the Governor of the United States state of New Mexico from 2003 until 2011. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2008 election. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration. He is a Democrat.