William Richardson

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William Blaine "Bill" Richardson, (b 1947), US Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential election, and currently the Governor of New Mexico.


William Blaine Richardson III

Bill Richardson was born 15 Nov 1947 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, the son of William Blaine Richardson, Jr by his wife Maria Luisa Lopez-Collada Marquez.

In 1972, Bill married Barbara Flavin. He was elected, as a Democrat, to the Ninety-eight congress in 1982, and served in that position until he resigned in 1997. United States Ambassador to the United Nations 1997-98; Secretary of Energy 1998-2001.

He is currently the Governor of New Mexico, and ran on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008. His Democratic challengers were: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Mike Gravel.

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  • California Birth Index showing : "William Blaine Richardson, born 15 Nov 1947 Los Angeles County, mother's maiden name Lopezcollada (sic)"
  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 showing : "In-bound passengers, First class, from Gibralter 9 Oct 1953 on the SS Independence arriving at New York 15 Oct 1953; Richardson, William Blaine (USC) Nicaraguan documents, 9 pieces of luggage; Maria Luisa L Collada Richardson, Mexican documents; William Blaine Richardson Jr, son, California documents"

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William Blaine Richardson Jr

Primary documentation for 2

  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 showing : "List of Passengers, Air France, 1 Jul 1956, leaving Mexico City, arriving Idlewild, New York; William Blaine Richardson Jr ? [as found], Maria Luisa Lopez C De Richardson [as found]" two lines lower we find "Vesta Louise Richardson" [no relationships are specified].

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Maria Luisa Lopez-Collada Marquez

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William B Richardson

Primary documentation for 4

  • The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology, Vol VI (1889), pg 342 : "Mr William B Richardson has recently completed a trip through the Sierra Madre, from Tepic to Zacatecas in Mexico, in the interest of Messrs. Salvin and Godman, resulting in a collection of some 2000 bird skins, collected mainly in a region never before explored by a naturalist."
  • Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol ? (1916), Table of Contents "List of Mammals Collected for the American Museum in Ecuador by William B Richardson, 1912-13. By J A Allen"
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