Bill Richardson

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Bill Richardson
Bill Richardson at an event in Kensington, New Hampshire, March 18, 2006.jpg
Richardson at an event in Kensington, New Hampshire, March 18, 2006
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
BornWilliam Blaine Richardson III
(1947-11-15) November 15, 1947 (age 71)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Barbara Richardson
Alma materTufts University
ProfessionDiplomat
Business consultant
ReligionRoman 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.