Bill Richardson

Author: Bill Richardson

Profile: Bill Richardson is an American author, politician and diplomat. He was born in Pasadena, California, U.S. and received his B.A. and M.A. degree from the Tufts University majoring in political science and French. In 1971 he did his Master’s in international affairs from the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was raised a Roman Catholic in San Francisco and attended Middlesex School in the U.S. He loved playing baseball at Tufts University and the Cape Cod Baseball League.

From 2003 to 2011 he has served as the 30th governor of New Mexico. Besides this he has also been the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration in a U.S. Congressman. He has also been the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He has also been nominated in December 2008 for the cabinet-level position of Secretary of Commerce in the first Obama administration, however it was found that he had possible dealings in inappropriate business in Mexico and hence withdrew a month later. The investigation did have a negative impact on his career towards the conclusion of his second and final term as governor in Mexico. He is known to troubleshoot diplomatic problems with North Korea. Barbara Flavin is his spouse.

Writing style: Bill Richardson’s genre is classical.

Published Texts:



2005 – Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life (autobiography)

2007 – Leading by Example: How We Can Inspire an Energy and Security Revolution

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2013 – How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator

2011 – Universal Transparency: A Goal for the U.S. at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit

2011 – Sweeping Up Dirty Bombs

Awards and Acknowledgements:

Bill Richardson was awarded a United States Institute of Peace Senior Fellowship.

He was named a senior fellow at the Baker Institute of Rice University.