Who is Bill Weld?
Bill Weld is a big name in the business, law and political industry. He is a professional businessman and lawyer who turned politician. He also has some books under his name. Bill was a United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1981 to 1986. He then became the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division from 1986 to 1988. Bill was then the 68th governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. Bill is currently running for the candidacy of the 2020 Presidential elections.
Bill Weld was born on the 31st of July, 1945 with the name William Floyd Weld in Smithtown, New York, U.S. He is the son of David Weld and Mary Nichols Weld. David was an investment banker whereas Mary was a descendant of a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence William Floyd. Bill is a member of a very reputed family that has made its name in history. Furthermore, Bill has three siblings, two brothers named Francis “Tim” Weld and David Weld whereas one sister named Anne Collins.
More About Bill Weld
Talking about the educational qualifications of Bill Weld, he attended the Middlesex School located in Massachusetts for early education. He then attended Harvard College and graduated with an AB summa cum laude in classics in the year 1966. Later, he chose the University College, Oxford to study economics and then received a JD cum laude degree from the Harvard Law School in 1970.
Dating and Marriage
Bill Weld was married to Susan Roosevelt Weld. The couple married on the 7th of June, 1975. However, they divorced in 2002. Talking about Susan, she is the great-granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt and a former professor at Harvard University. The couple has five children together namely David Minot, Ethel Derby, Mary Blake, Quentin Roosevelt, and Frances Wylie. He then married Leslie Marshall, a writer.
Bill has Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. His Instagram id is @govbillweld. He has more than 17k followers on this account. Furthermore, he also has another account for his presidential campaign 2020 with id @bill_weld2020. He has around 272 followers on this account. His Twitter id is @GovBillWeld. He has more than 94.3K followers on Twitter. He is running a website www.weld2020.org for his president.
The Political Career of Bill Weld
Bill started his career as a junior counsel for the U.S House Judiciary Committee. He was a member of the impeachment inquiry staff along with Hillary Clinton in 1974, which was held against Richard Dixon. Bill then ran for the Massachusetts Attorney General. However, he lost the voting by receiving only 21.6% of the votes. Later, he became the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts for President Reagan. He succeeded Edward F. Harrington for the position. Bill received much recognition in this position as he won 109 convictions out of the 111 cases. Later, Frank L. McNamara Jr. took his position.
Bill was promoted to the head of the Criminal Department position by President Reagan in 1986. He succeeded Stephen S. Troott for this position. Bill got the responsibility of handling 700 employees. He stayed in this position for two years and then resigned in March of 1988. Later, Edward Dennis took his place. He then worked as a senior partner at Hale and Dorr for a total of two years.
Governor of Massachusetts
Bill Weld announced he would take part in the elections for the Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 to replace Michael Dukakis. He faced John Silver in the General Election and won by a margin of 50-47 on the 6th of November, 1990. Bill served for four years and then re-elected in 1994 with 71% of the votes. He then resigned from the position on the 29th of July, 1997.
Weld attempted to become the U.S Senate in 1996 challenging Senator John Kerry. However, Weld lost by only 45% of the votes whereas Kerry had 53% of the votes.
Presidential Campaign 2020
Bill Weld joined the Republican party on the 17th of January, 2019 and on the 14th of February the same year, he announced his wish to run for the 2020 Presidential Candidacy. He formally announced his candidacy on the 15th of April, 2019.
Books Written by Bill Weld
Bill is also an author who has written some books. He released a book titled Stillwater, that released in 2003. He then released Mackerel by Moonlight in 1999. In 2002, he released a book titled Big Ugly.
Net Worth of Bill Weld
Bill is a talented personality with great leadership skills. However, his net worth is still not estimated.