Bill Weld Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Kids and 2020 Presidential

Bill Weld Biography

Bill Weld is an American attorney, businessman, and politician who was the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. Weld was born (William Floyd Weld) on July 31, 1945 in Smithtown, New York, U.S.

Bill Weld Age

Weld was born on July 31, 1945 in Smithtown, New York, U.S. As of 2018, Weld is 73 years old.

Bill Weld Family

Weld is a son of David and Mary Nicholas Weld. David was an investment banker. Weld’s siblings include: Dr. Francis ”Tim” Weld, David Weld, and Anne (m. Collins)

Bill Weld Wife

Weldes married his first wife Susan Roosevelt Weld, formerly a professor at Harvard University specializing in ancient Chinese civilization and law and then General Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on June 7, 1975. They divorced in 2002.

Weld’s married his second and present wife Leslie Marshall who is a writer and a novelist.

Bill Weld Children

Weld has five children with his first wife Susan: David Minot, Ethel Derby, Mary Blake, Quentin Rooseveltand Frances Wylie

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Bill Welds Career

Weld began his legal career as a counsel with the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate impeachment inquiry, where one of his colleagues was Hillary Rodham.

He was appointed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, and held the post for five years. In that capacity, Weld expanded an ongoing public corruption investigation of the administration of Boston Mayor Kevin White. More than 20 city employees were indicted, pleaded guilty, or were convicted of a range of charges, including several key political supporters of the Mayor.

In 1981, Weld was recommended to President Reagan by Rudolph W. Giuliani, then Associate U.S. Attorney General, for appointment as the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. During Weld’s tenure, the Attorney General’s office prosecuted some of New England’s largest banks in cases involving money laundering and other white-collar crimes.

In March 1988, Weld resigned from the Justice Department, together with United States Deputy Attorney General Arnold Burns and four aides, in protest of improper conduct by U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese. In July 1988, Weld and Burns jointly testified before Congress in favor of a potential prosecution of Meese for his personal financial conduct, following a report by a special prosecutor investigating Meese.

In 1990, Weld announced his candidacy for Governor of Massachusetts, to replace the out-going Michael Dukakis. Although Republicans made up under 14% of the Massachusetts electorate and a Republican had not won the gubernatorial election since 1970, Weld’s liberal stances on social issues made him a viable candidate for office in the heavily Democratic state. On November 6, 1990, he was elected as the 68th Governor of Massachusetts by a 50–47 margin, to become the first Republican governor of Massachusetts since Francis W. Sargent left office in 1975.

On November 30, 1995, Weld announced that he would challenge incumbent Democratic Senator John Kerry in the 1996 election. Weld, who was among the first reasonably well-funded Republican Senate candidates in Massachusetts since Edward Brooke was unseated in 1978, said of the race, “I’ve spent some time recently considering where I can do the most good for the people of Massachusetts, and right now the fights that matter most to the people of this state are in another arena, Congress.”

In July 1997, Weld was nominated to become United States Ambassador to Mexico by President Bill Clinton. His nomination stalled after Senate Foreign Relations committee Chairman Jesse Helms refused to hold a hearing on the nomination, effectively blocking it.

From January to October 2005, Weld was chief executive of Decker College in Louisville, Kentucky. His term ended as the college was closing under bankruptcy protection following a disagreement with the U.S. Department of Education about accreditation of its construction-related courses and online instruction. This matter would follow Weld into the 2006 race for Governor of New York, with former U.S.

After being Governor of Massachusetts, Weld moved to New York in 2000. On June 1, 2006, the Republican State Convention voted 61% to 39% to endorse Faso over Weld.

Gary Johnson Bill Weld

In 2016, Weld was announced by Gary Johnson to be his running mate as a vice president under Libertarian National Convention party.

Bill Weld 2020 Presidential

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, on February 15, 2019 he announced the formation of an exploratory committee to consider running for the Republican nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election.

Bill Weld Libertarian

Weld was endorsed as the vice president of the presidential election.

Bill Weld Hillary Clinton

According to Washington post, Weld’s speech proofed that he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for presidential seat against Trump.

Bill Weld Alcoholic/Is Bill Weld An Alcoholic?

Weld was described alcoholic by the Republican president Donald Trump after Weld declined to join his movement.

Bill Weld Gun Control

Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms after opposing the bill on its introduction.

Bill Weld Twitter

Bill Weld News

Romney and Weld Take Shots at Trump for McCain Criticism

Adopted From: libertyheadlines.com
Published: Mar 20th, 2019

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Both Bill Weld and Mitt Romney presided as Republican governors in one of the most liberal states in the union but were unable to translate that experience into higher executive offices.

Now the two former Massachusetts governors and failed White House candidates have again crossed trajectories in their mutual Trump-bashing efforts while defending the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Trump slammed McCain over the weekend for betraying the GOP’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and for promoting the salacious, now-discredited Steele dossier.

The dossier—a collection of opposition research compiled by a former British spy with ties to Russian interests—had initially been bankrolled by the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The FBI later used it, under false pretenses, to launch an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, paving the way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation.

Responding to a comment by former Bill Clinton investigator Ken Starr, Trump tweeted that McCain’s role in helping leak the phony dossier to media and to the FBI was but one of many “stains” on his legacy.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!

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After backlash from critics—including McCain’s daughter, “View” co-host Meghan McCain—Trump doubled down on Monday, saying “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”

Weld, who was the vice presidential running mate of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in 2016, recently re-registered as a Republican and declared his plan to challenge Trump in next year’s GOP primary.

“[O]ur President is simply too unstable to carry out the duties of the highest executive office—which include the specific duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed—in a competent and professional matter,” Weld said after announcing his primary challenge. “He is simply in the wrong place.”

On Tuesday, he used the brouhaha over McCain to continue his assault on the president, calling Trump’s criticism “contemptible and beneath the dignity of our American democracy” in a series of tweets.

“While [Trump’s] senseless attacks on allies have become all too common, his defamation of a deceased American hero has reached a new low and raises serious concerns about his mental stability and moral integrity,” Weld said.

Gov. Bill Weld

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While @realDonaldTrump’s senseless attacks on allies have become all too common, his defamation of a deceased American hero has reached a new low and raises serious concerns about his mental stability and moral integrity. (2/3)

Gov. Bill Weld

@GovBillWeld
John McCain was an American hero. @realDonaldTrump is a national embarrassment. BW #Weld2020 (3/3)

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Romney, whose public beef with Trump goes back to the 2016 campaign, has been one of the most prominent critics of the president.

The Utah senator chimed in, slamming Trump for disparaging a “heroic” and “empathetic” man like McCain.

Like Romney in 2012, McCain was denied the presidency by Barack Obama following a lackluster, centrist-oriented 2008 campaign.

“I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,” Romney wrote on Twitter.

Although several other members of Congress weighed in on Wednesday, Trump continued to stand behind his criticism of McCain and to ignore the backlash, saying at an Ohio rally that McCain’s petty, vindictive vote against the repeal of Obamacare ended up “badly hurting our nation,” reported Politico.

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