William Blaine Richardson
Birthday: Nov. 15, 1947
Birthplace: Pasadena, Calif.
Education: Bachelor of arts degree from Tufts University in 1970; master of arts from Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1971
Years in Public Service: 23
Experience: Served in U.S House of Representatives from 1983-97; U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1997-98; U.S. secretary of energy from 1998-2001; governor of New Mexico from 2003-present
Organizations: Served as chairman of the Western Governors Association, Border Governors Conference and the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize