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William Blaine RICHARDSON

(1947- )

RICHARDSON, William Blaine, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 15, 1947; graduated from Middlesex High School, Concord, Mass., 1966; B.A., Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1970; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass., 1971; international business consultant; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-seventh Congress, 1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses, until his resignation February 13, 1997, (January 3, 1983-February 13, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008; United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 1997-1998; Secretary of Energy, 1998-2001; Governor of New Mexico, 2003-2011.

Bibliography

Richardson, Bill. Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life. New York: Plume Books, 2007.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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