Bill Richardson

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Bill Richardson
30th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2011
LieutenantDiane Denish
Preceded byGary Johnson
Succeeded bySusana Martinez
9th United States Secretary of Energy
In office
August 18, 1998 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byFederico Peña
Succeeded bySpencer Abraham
21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
February 13, 1997 – August 18, 1998
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMadeleine Albright
Succeeded byRichard Holbrooke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1983 – February 13, 1997
Preceded byDistrict Created
Succeeded byWilliam Redmond
Personal details
William Blaine Richardson III

(1947-11-15)November 15, 1947
Pasadena, California, U.S.
DiedSeptember 1, 2023(2023-09-01) (aged 75)
Chatham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Barbara Richardson
Alma materTufts University
Business consultant

William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III (November 15, 1947 – September 1, 2023) was 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 was a Democrat.

Richardson died at his summer home in Chatham, Massachusetts, on September 1, 2023, at the age of 75.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bill Richardson, a veteran diplomat and former New Mexico governor, is dead at 75". USA Today. Retrieved September 2, 2023.