William Blaine Richardson III was the 30th governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. He was an American politician, author, and diplomat. He was also the Clinton administration’s ambassador to the United Nations and energy secretary, as well as a US congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.
Richardson was nominated for the cabinet-level job of Secretary of Commerce in the first Obama administration in December 2008 but withdrew a month later due to an investigation into suspected unethical business activities in New Mexico. Although the probe was subsequently dismissed, Richardson’s popularity and power suffered as his second and final term as governor of New Mexico came to an end.
Richardson occasionally provided diplomatic advice on North Korean issues and visited the country on several occasions, including efforts to free American detainees. He also completed a number of private humanitarian missions, one of which secured the release of US journalist Danny Fenster from a Myanmar prison in November 2021.
Bill Richardson Age
Bill Richardson was born on November 15, 1947, in Pasadena, California, U.S., and died on September 1, 2023 (aged 75) in Chatham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Bill Richardson Parents
He was born to William Blaine Richardson Jr. and María Luisa López-Collada Márquez.
Bill Richardson Wife
He was married to Barbara Flavin. They became married in 1972.
Bill Richardson Children
He together with his wife had a child named Heather Blaine Richardson
Bill Richardson’s Net Worth
Bill Richardson had a net worth of $10 million in estimation.
Bill Richardson Siblings
He had a sibling named Vesta Richardson.
Bill Richardson’s Cause of Death
Richardson died in his sleep on September 1, 2023, at the age of 75, at his summer home in Chatham, Massachusetts.