Meet Bill Weld

weld-and-grandkids.jpgBill Weld is a former two-term Governor of Massachusetts, elected in 1990 with 50% of the vote and reelected in 1994 with 71% of the vote. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor in Massachusetts in 20 years, and began a run of four Republican Governors in a row.

In office, Bill was ranked the most fiscally conservative Governor in the country by The Wall Street Journal and the Cato Institute. He served as national co-chair of the U.S. Privatization Council and of U.S. Term Limits.

Prior to being elected, Bill served seven years in President Ronald Reagan’s Justice Department, as Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division in Washington, DC, and as the United States Attorney for Massachusetts, where he won 109 convictions in 111 prosecutions of public corruption. Earlier he was a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he participated in the Watergate impeachment case, and the U.S. Senate.

As Governor, Bill led sixteen official trade missions to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. He is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and served for five years as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, by appointment of President George W. Bush.

Bill has also traveled extensively including throughout Asia, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and North and South America. He serves as an associate member of the InterAction Council, an elected group of former heads of state from throughout the world, which convenes periodically to consider and report on issues of paramount global concern, such as nuclear proliferation, religious sectarianism, natural resources, energy, food and water.