BILL RICHARDSON Biography - Polititians


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Name: William Blaine Richardson                                                   
Born: 15 November 1947 Pasadena, California, USA                                   
William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is the current       
Governor of New Mexico and was a candidate for the 2008 Democratic Party           
nomination for President of the United States. He has previously served as a U.S. 
Representative, Ambassador to the United Nations, and as the U.S. Secretary of     
Energy. He was chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention as well as     
Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association in 2005 and 2006, overseeing     
the Democrats' re-capturing of a majority of the country's governorships.         
Richardson has been recognized for negotiating the release of hostages, American   
servicemen, and political prisoners in North Korea, Iraq, and Cuba.