Bill Richardson, Congressman, Governor and diplomat

Happy birthday to Congressman, Governor, college instructor, diplomat, and baseball player Bill Richardson, born in Pasadena, California on November 15, 1947.  His mother was of Mexican heritage, and he spent his early years with his family in Mexico City.  Richardson graduated from Tufts University with a BA and an MA.  Richardson’s career has been in public service.  In 1982 he was elected to Congress to represent New Mexico, and later was elected as Governor. He also served as Secretary of the Department of Energy and as US Ambassador to the United Nations. His diplomatic missions have taken him to a number of global hot spots, including North Korea, Burma, and Haiti.

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