Bill Weld is a big name in the business, law, and political industry. He is a professional businessman and lawyer who turned politician. Bill was a United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1981 to 1986. He also has some books under his name.

Furthermore, he 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 was also running for the candidacy of the 2020 Presidential elections.

Quick Info
Birth NameWilliam Floyd Weld
Born31st of July, 1945
Age74 yrs
FatherDavid Weld
MotherMary Nichols Weld
WivesSusan Roosevelt Weld
Leslie Marshall
ChildrenDavid Minot
Ethel Derby
Mary Blake
Quentin Roosevelt
Frances Wylie

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Where was Bill Weld born?

Bill Weld was born on the 31st of July, 1945, with William Floyd Weld in Smithtown, New York, U.S. He is the son of his parents David Weld and Mary Nichols Weld. David was an investment banker, whereas Mary was a descendant 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: Francis “Tim” Weld and David Weld, whereas one sister is named Anne Collins.

Where did Bill receive his education?

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 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.

Who is Bill Weld’s wife?

Bill Weld was married to Susan Roosevelt Weld. The couple married on the 7th of June, 1975. 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.

However, they divorced in 2002 after being in a marriage relationship for twenty-seven years. Eventually, Bill ties a knot with Leslie Marshall, a writer. This couple currently resides in Canton, Massachusetts.

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Is Bill Weld socially active?

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 for his president.

When did Bill Weld begin his political career?

Bill started his career as a junior counsel for the U.S House Judiciary Committee. He was a member of the impeachment inquiry staff and Hillary Clinton in 1974, 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 place.

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 participate 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 was then re-elected in 1994 with 71% of the votes. He later resigned from the position on the 29th of July, 1997.

Senate Election

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%.

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Presidential Campaign 2020

Bill Weld joined the Republican party on the 17th of January, 201,9, 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.

What are the 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.

What is the net worth of Bill Weld?

Bill Weld is a talented personality with excellent leadership skills. He has entirely served his life serving the government of the United States. Likewise, he earns money through his work in the government. Furthermore, his net worth is still not estimated. However, we know that he earns in a million.