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Encyclopedia > William Weld
William Floyd Weld


In office
January 3, 1991 – July 29, 1997
Lieutenant(s) Paul Cellucci
Preceded by Michael Dukakis
Succeeded by Paul Cellucci

Born July 31, 1945 (1945-07-31) (age 61)
Smithtown, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse Susan Roosevelt Weld (1976 - 2002)
Leslie Marshall
Profession Attorney

William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945, in Smithtown, New York) was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997.[1] From 1981 to 1988, he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Justice Department. In November 2006, he rejoined the international law firm of McDermott, Will and Emery [1] as a partner [2] in its New York office. William Weld File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... John Hancock, first Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Paul Cellucci Argeo Paul Cellucci (born April 24, 1948) better known as Paul Cellucci, is an American politician and diplomat, former Governor of Massachusetts, and former Ambassador to Canada. ... Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician, former Governor of Massachusetts, and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. ... Paul Cellucci Argeo Paul Cellucci (born April 24, 1948) better known as Paul Cellucci, is an American politician and diplomat, former Governor of Massachusetts, and former Ambassador to Canada. ... July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Smithtown redirects here, see Smithtown, New South Wales for the small town in Australia. ... NY redirects here. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Susan Roosevelt Weld was formerly a professor at Harvard specialising in ancient Chinese civilization and law, and then General Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Smithtown redirects here, see Smithtown, New South Wales for the small town in Australia. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Weld Family

The Welds are a Boston Brahmin family with roots in Massachusetts dating back to the 17th century. Edmund Weld was among the earliest students (Class of 1650) at Harvard College. He would be followed by eighteen more Welds at Harvard, where two buildings are named for the family. General Stephen Minot Weld Jr. fought with distinction in many major battles of the Civil War. The Weld Family is an extended family of Boston Brahmin most remembered for the philanthropy of its members. ... Boston Brahmins, also called the First Families of Boston, are the class of New Englanders who claim hereditary and cultural descent from the English Protestants who founded the city of Boston, Massachusetts and settled New England. ... The Weld Family is an extended family of Boston Brahmin most remembered for the philanthropy of its members. ... Harvard Yard Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, founded in 1636. ... Gen. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


William Weld has a sense of humor about his background; when Massachusetts Senate president Billy Bulger publicly teased him about his ancestors having come over on the Mayflower, Weld rose on the dais with a correction: "Actually, they weren't on the Mayflower. They sent the servants over first to get the cottage ready."[2] The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... William Michael Billy Bulger, born in 1934 is a politician from South Boston, Massachusetts. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the famous ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (United States), in 1620. ...


Weld's father David (1911-1972) was an investment banker; his mother was Mary Weld (1913-1986). His siblings are Frank, David (d. 2005), and Anne (m. Collins).


Education

Weld was educated at Middlesex School [3]. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1966, studied economics at University College, Oxford and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1970. Middlesex School The Circle, Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts Clay Centennial Center, Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts Middlesex School is an independent preparatory school for grades 9 - 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, USA. It was founded in 1901 by Frederick Winsor, who headed the school until 1937. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Harvard Yard Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, founded in 1636. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... College name University College Collegium Magnae Aulae Universitatis Named after Established 1249 Sister College Trinity Hall Master Lord Butler of Brockwell JCR President Peter Surr Undergraduates 420 MCR President Monte MacDiarmid Graduates 144 Homepage Boatclub Crest of University College, Oxford University College (in full, the The Master and Fellows of... Harvard Law School, often referred to in shorthand as Harvard Law or HLS, is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Early career

Weld began his legal career as a counsel with the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate impeachment inquiry. U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Watergate building. ...


He served for five years as United States Attorney in Massachusetts. In the early 1980s, Weld engaged in a highly publicized investigation into the administration of Kevin White, then mayor of Boston. United States Attorneys (also known as federal prosecutors) represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals. ... Kevin Hagan White (born September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American politician best known as the longest-serving Mayor of Boston, a position he held from 1968 to 1984. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ...


Political career

Weld's record as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

In 1981, William 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 1985, the Boston Globe said Weld “has been by far the most visible figure in the prosecution of financial institutions.” Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the fortieth President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the thirty-third Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ...

  • Weld gained national recognition in fighting public corruption: he won 109 convictions out of 111 cases.

In 1983, the Boston Globe stated: "The U.S. Attorney's office has not lost a single political corruption case since Weld took over, an achievement believed to be unparalleled in the various federal jurisdictions."


Promotion to Justice Department

In 1986, President Reagan promoted Weld to head of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in Washington, where Weld oversaw 700 employees. Weld was responsible for supervising all federal prosecutions, including those investigated by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as the work of the 93 U.S. Attorneys (who by then included Rudy Giuliani in Manhattan). During this time, Weld worked on some of the Reagan administration’s most significant prosecutions and investigations, including the capture of Panama’s Manuel Noriega on drug trafficking charges. Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno (born February 11, 1938) is a Panamanian general, and was the de facto leader and military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989, despite never being the official President of Panama. ...


Weld's record as Governor of Massachusetts

William Weld became the first Republican Governor of Massachusetts since Francis W. Sargent left office in 1975. He was elected during a tumultuous time when the state's bond rating was near junk status, unemployment was nearly 10%, and the state had continuously borrowed money to close large operating deficits. Weld won the election because, in part, the Democratic gubernatorial primary was won by John Silber, who would regularly overreact to seemingly standard questions from the press, and giving him a large share of the Democratic vote. Many of these overreactions were dubbed as "Silber shockers". Francis William Sargent (July 29, 1915 - October 21, 1998) was Governor of Massachusetts from 1969 to 1975. ... John Robert Silber (born August 15, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas) is a controversial former president of Boston University. ...


During his governorship, Weld ended the state's borrowing, controlled Medicaid spending, reduced property taxes and balanced seven budgets in a row (in a state where a balanced budget is constitutionally mandated) while passing 19 tax cuts and never raising taxes. The business community reacted strongly to Weld's leadership. In a 1994 survey of chief executives conducted by the Massachusetts High Technology Council, 83% of those polled rated the state's business climate as good or excellent--up from only 33% at the beginning of his term. Proponents might claim that Weld's leadership changed the minds of 50% of the CEO's surveyed while others would note the national economic trends or other factors might play a part. Weld also reaped the benefits of the Clinton prosperity, as the state's unemployment rate fell by more than 3 percentage points during his first term, from 9.6% in 1991 to 6.4% in 1994, again an event that may or may not be entirely his doing but certainly enhanced his standing.


Other accomplishments touted by Weld's supporters include:

  • Reforming Medicaid to control its annual rate of growth from an average of 17.4% per year between 1987 and 1991, to 3.8% between 1991 and 1997.
  • Overhauling the antiquated workers' compensation system, and significantly reduced the size of state government. When Weld left office in 1997, it took 15,000 fewer state employees to run the government's operations than it had in 1988.

In 1994, Weld won reelection with an impressive 71% of the vote. Weld's 71-28 win over Democrat Mark Roosevelt beat Michael Dukakis's 69-31 trouncing of Republican George Kariotis in 1986, and broke the previous record, set in 1872, when Republican incumbent William Washburn beat Democrat Francis Bird 69-30. Weld carried all but five towns in the whole state, even carrying Boston. Mark Roosevelt (b. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ...


In 1996, Weld ran for the United States Senate against Democratic incumbent John Kerry. The race was covered nationwide as one of the most closely-watched Senate races that year. Kerry and Weld held several debates and negotiated a campaign spending cap of $6.9 million at Kerry's Beacon Hill mansion. In the end, Senator Kerry won re-election with 53 percent to Weld's 45 percent. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Later career

Weld resigned the governorship after being appointed United States Ambassador to Mexico by President Bill Clinton. He was never confirmed by the United States Senate, however, and hence never served as Ambassador. This was due mainly to opposition from Senate Foreign Relations committee chairman Jesse Helms, who refused to hold talks on the nomination, effectively blocking it. Though both were Republicans and though that party held the majority in the chamber, Helms objected to Weld's moderate stance on several social issues. The United States has maintained diplomatic relations with Mexico since 1823, when Andrew Jackson was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to that country. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ...


Until recently, Weld ran the Manhattan office of Chicago based international law firm McDermott Will & Emery. He has also worked for the New York Private Equity firm Leeds Weld, and Co. until his exit in 2005, when the company's name was changed to Leeds Equity Partners. Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Weld has also flirted with the arts. He writes thriller novels for the mass market, and has done a little acting.


During the reelection campaign of President George W. Bush, who was running against Weld's old foe John Kerry, Weld helped Bush to prepare for the debates. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The 2004 United States Presidential Election Debates were sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and concluded October 13, nearly three weeks before election scheduled for November 2, 2004. ...


William Weld was seen taking the New York State Bar examination at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center on February 27 and 28, 2007. His name appeared on the pass list for the February 2007 New York State Bar Examination.


Candidacy for Governor of New York

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On April 24, 2005, it was reported that he was in talks with the New York Republicans to run for Governor of New York in 2006, against likely Democratic nominee Eliot Spitzer. Incumbent GOP Governor George Pataki announced on July 27 that he would not seek a fourth term. On August 19, 2005, Weld officially announced his candidacy for Governor of New York, seeking to become the second person after Sam Houston to serve as Governor of two different U.S. states. His main opponent in the GOP race was former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso. Early in the campaign, former New York Secretary of State Randy Daniels and Assemblyman Patrick Manning also waged campaigns for the govenorship. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NY redirects here. ... The New York gubernatorial election of 2006 will be a race for the state governorship. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, politician and the current Governor of New York. ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is the current Governor of New York State, USA serving since January 1995, and as of late 2006 is the longest-serving of all current U.S. governors. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793–July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician and soldier. ... The chamber of the New York State Assembly. ... John Faso (1952-) was the Republican nominee for Governor of New York, and was defeated by Democratic nominee Eliot Spitzer in the largest defeat for a Republican candidate in New York state history. ... Randy Daniels is the former Secretary of State of New York. ... Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning (born August 17, 1946) is the current Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago and Political Leader of the Peoples National Movement (PNM). ...


In December 2005, Weld received the backing of the Republican county chairs of New York State during a county chairs meeting. Several chairs of large counties abstained from voting or did not attend the meeting, which lead to talk that Weld was not as popular as thought. During his early campaign, Weld was publicly endorsed by Republican State Chairman Stephen J. Minarik and was rumored to be backed by Pataki. Despite reports of a possible public endorsement by Pataki, no endorsement was made.


On April 29, 2006, he received the Libertarian Party's nomination [4]. Despite having served as Governor of Massachusetts, Weld has lived in New York since 2000 and grew up on Long Island. The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ... The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


On May 31, 2006, Weld started the Republican State Convention by announcing his choice of New York Secretary of State Christopher Jacobs of Buffalo as his running mate for lieutenant governor. In the following days, Weld received some criticism for his choice of Secretary Jacobs, because Jacobs had donated $250 to the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 2004. Weld said he choose Jacobs, a member of the Buffalo Board of Education, because of Jacobs' work on education reform and upstate economic development issues. Secretary Jacobs has been an advocate of charter schools and for the reviatalization of the upstate economy. Weld also said he choose Secretary Jacobs because he was an "Albany outsider" and could bring this perspective to state government. When he was selected by Weld, Jacobs had only served for six weeks as secretary of state in Pataki's Cabinet. Christopher Jacobs is the Secretary of State of New York. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ... The Lieutenant Governor of New York is the second highest ranking official in the government of New York. ... Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, politician and the current Governor of New York. ... A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a school, local school district or higher administrative level. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: , Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings (D) Area  - City  21. ...


On June 1, 2006, the Republican State Convention voted 61% to 39% to endorse Faso. By achieving over 50 percent of the vote, Faso is the designated Republican Party candidate in the September primary against Weld, but Weld still had enough to force a primary. However, the late Spring nominations of John Faso by the Conservative Party and Weld by the Libertarian Party could be significant. As The Washington Post put it, "[n]ow it turns out whoever loses the GOP primary will stay in the race -- in a position likely to siphon votes from the Republican nominee." [5] For this reason, Weld was under tremendous pressure to drop out of the race. On June 5, Stephen J. Minarik, the chairman of the state Republican Party, who had been Weld's most prominent backer, called on Weld to withdraw in the interest of party unity. [6] Weld formally announced his withdrawal from the race the following day. The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ...


Politics 2008

Weld publicly endorsed Mitt Romney for the presidency on January 8, 2007. Weld currently serves as the cochairman for Romney's campaign in New York State. [7] On the same day that Weld endorsed Romney, Gov. and Mrs. Weld also raised $50,000 for Romney's exploratory committee. Weld personally made a donation of $2,100 dollars, the maximum currently allowed per person per election. Willard Milton Romney (born March 12, 1947, usually known as Mitt), was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Connections

Weld's first wife, Susan Roosevelt Weld, formerly a professor at Harvard University specialising in ancient Chinese civilization and law, and then General Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, is a great granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt. They married in 1976, had five children (David, Ethel, Mary, Quentin, and Frances), and divorced in 2002. His second and present wife, the writer and novelist Leslie Marshall, is a former daughter-in-law of Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post. George Herbert Walker, Jr., uncle of President George H. W. Bush, in the 1970s sold his brokerage company G.H. Walker & Co. to White, Weld & Co. and became a director of the latter company before its merger with Merrill Lynch in 1978. Susan Roosevelt Weld was formerly a professor at Harvard specialising in ancient Chinese civilization and law, and then General Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (born August 26, 1921) is the vice president of the Washington Post. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Merrill Lynch & Co. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Weld was a principal at Leeds Weld & Co., which describes itself as the United States's largest private equity fund focused on investing in the education and training industry. Its board of advisors is chaired by Rudolph W. Giuliani. Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ...


Weld co-chaired the Independent Task Force on North America under the Council on Foreign Relations, which studied the integration of the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Map of the North American Economic and Security Community Hypothetical flag of the North American Union The Independent Task Force on North America was a project organized by the Council on Foreign Relations (U.S.), the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. ... The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an influential and independent, nonpartisan foreign policy membership organization founded in 1921 and based at 58 East 68th Street (corner Park Avenue) in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Through its membership, meetings, and studies, it has been...


Quotes

  • "I happen to think that individual freedom should extend to a woman's right to choose. I want the government out of your pocket book and your bedroom."[3]
  • "I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie - which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table - is the most important challenge facing our country today."
  • "The best social program is a good job."
  • "Government has a role as well in what is referred to as redistributive justice. "
  • "Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs. "
  • "I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs."
  • "I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social Security in this country, and I'm not alone. "
  • "My slogan when I ran was that there is no such thing as government money, there is only taxpayer's money...."
  • "Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea."
  • "There's an alliance in the environmental area, and an appropriate one, between the government and the little guy."
  • "I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum."
  • "We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody."
  • "The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts."
  • "Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don't have an incentive to."
  • "In health care, education, and to some extent transportation—but less so, I think—government monopolies have proved to be a disaster. "
  • "Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate boredom of the working press."
  • "I believe the government should stay out of your wallet, and out of your bedroom" which drew a mix of applause and boos at the 1992 Republican National Convention.

Books

Weld has written three books for the mass market:

  1. Stillwater ISBN 0-15-602723-2
  2. Mackerel By Moonlight ISBN 0-671-03874-5
  3. Big Ugly ISBN 0-7434-1037-8

Electoral history

The Massachusetts Senate election of 1996 was held on November 5, 1996 with the incumbent Democratic Senator John Kerry defeating his Republican challenger, Governor Bill Weld. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Every four years, Massachusetts holds state-wide elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, and Treasurer. ... Mark Roosevelt (b. ... Every four years, Massachusetts holds state-wide elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, and Treasurer. ... John Robert Silber (born August 15, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas) is a controversial former president of Boston University. ...

References

  1. ^ Weld resigned when President Clinton nominated him to be Ambassador to Mexico. The nomination ultimately failed.1
  2. ^ While there was no Weld among the names of the 26 male Mayflower passengers currently known to have descendants, genealogists such as Gary Boyd Roberts of New England Historic Genealogical Society have pointed out that tens of millions of Americans (approximately one in seven) has at least one ancestor who was among this group of early settlers. William Weld, whose family has been in Massachusetts since the 17th century, has several Mayflower ancestors from whom he is descended through multiple lines (making Billy Bulger's statement very accurate).
  3. ^ BBC Documentary - The Power of Nightmares - Part 2 - The Phantom Victory - 00:36:25

For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... Gary Boyd Roberts (born September 29, 1943, Houston, Texas) is an American genealogist known for his scholarship in Americans of royal descent, the ancestors of American presidents, and notable kin. ... The New England Historic Genealogical Society, also known as NEHGS, is the oldest and largest genealogical society in the United States, founded in 1845. ...

External links

  • USA Today interview July, 2000
  • Clinton Impeachment testimony
  • NACDL Notes on the Kevin White investigation
  • Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Biography
Political offices
Preceded by
George Kariotis
Massachusetts Republican Party gubernatorial candidate
1990 (won), 1994 (won)
Succeeded by
Paul Cellucci
Preceded by
Michael Dukakis
Governor of Massachusetts
January 3, 1991July 29, 1997
Succeeded by
Paul Cellucci
(as Acting Governor)

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William Weld: Information from Answers.com (2621 words)
William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945, in Smithtown, New York) was the Republican Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997, resigning to pursue the ambassadorship to Mexico.
Weld won the election, in part, because the Democratic gubernatorial primary was won by John Silber, the right-wing president of Boston University, leaving Weld as the more "liberal" of the 2 major party candidates, and giving him a large share of the Democratic vote.
Weld also reaped the benefits of the Clinton prosperity, as the state's unemployment rate fell by more than 3 percentage points during his first term, from 9.6% in 1991 to 6.4% in 1994, again an event that may or may not be entirely his doing but certainly enhanced his standing.
William Weld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2324 words)
William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945, in Smithtown, New York) was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997.
Weld won the election because, in part, the Democratic gubernatorial primary was won by John Silber, the right-wing president of Boston University, leaving Weld as the more "liberal" of the two major party candidates, and giving him a large share of the Democratic vote.
Weld was a principal at Leeds Weld and Co., which describes itself as the United States's largest private equity fund focused on investing in the education and training industry.
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