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.
|30th Governor of New Mexico|
January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2011
|Preceded by||Gary Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Susana Martinez|
|9th United States Secretary of Energy|
August 18, 1998 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Federico Peña|
|Succeeded by||Spencer Abraham|
|21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
February 13, 1997 – August 18, 1998
|Preceded by||Madeleine Albright|
|Succeeded by||Richard Holbrooke|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Mexico's 3rd district
January 3, 1983 – February 13, 1997
|Preceded by||District Created|
|Succeeded by||William Redmond|
William Blaine Richardson III
November 15, 1947
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Died||September 1, 2023 (aged 75)|
Chatham, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Tufts University|
- "Bill Richardson, a veteran diplomat and former New Mexico governor, is dead at 75". USA Today. Retrieved September 2, 2023.