Governor William "Bill" Richardson III

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William Blaine Richardson, III

Also Known As: "Bill"
Birthplace: Pasadena,CA
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of William Blaine Richardson, II and <private> Lopez-Collada

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Governor William "Bill" Richardson III

William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is the 30th Governor of New Mexico. Before being elected governor, Richardson served in the Clinton administration as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary. Richardson has also served as a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. On December 3, 2008, then-President-elect Barack Obama designated Richardson for appointment to the cabinet-level position of Commerce Secretary. On January 4, 2009, Richardson announced his decision to withdraw his nomination because of an investigation into improper business dealings in New Mexico. In August 2009, federal prosecutors dropped the pending investigation against the governor.

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November 15, 1947