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  Weld, William F.
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<-  2018-01-01  
 
NameWilliam F. Weld
Address151 Green Street
Canton, Massachusetts 02021, United States
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Born July 31, 1945 (73 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRP
Feb 05, 2019 12:12pm
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InfoPracticing Atty., 1970-80; 1988-90.
US Atty. for MA, 1981-86.
US Asst. Atty. Gen., Criminal Div., 1986-88.
Governor of MA, 1990-1997

William F. Weld is a principal at Leeds Weld & Co., a private equity firm based in New York. The firm focuses on investment opportunities in the area of for-profit education and training.

Prior to 2001, Mr. Weld was the partner in charge of the New York office of McDermott, Will & Emery, an international law firm with 900 attorneys and 12 offices worldwide.

As Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997, Mr. Weld was credited with improving the business climate in Massachusetts by reducing taxes and state regulations on business. He was an active supporter of the education reform movement and served as national co-chair of the Privatization Council. He led trade missions to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, Canada, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, India, South Africa, Israel, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Prior to becoming Governor, Mr. Weld served as Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. (1986-1988) and as the United States Attorney for Massachusetts during the Reagan administration (1981-1986). He practiced law for 13 years in Boston, concentrating in securities and antitrust litigation.

Mr. Weld earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1966. He received his diploma in international economics from Oxford University, with distinction, in 1967. In 1970 he received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Weld is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Americas Society, and of various corporate boards including Affiliated Managers Group and IDT Corporation. He is the author of three novels published by Simon & Schuster, Mackerel by Moonlight (1998), Big Ugly (1999), and Stillwater (2002)




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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 24, 2019 10:30am Speculative Bill Weld weighs presidential run against Trump  Article Pennsylvania Historian 
Oct 24, 2008 10:00am Endorsement Republican former Mass. governor [William Weld] endorses Obama  Article Servo 
Feb 05, 2006 03:00pm Election Guide N.Y. governor candidate [Weld] criticized for altered articles on Web site  Article COSDem 
Dec 21, 2005 07:35pm News Weld Challenges Spitzer To Take a Stand on Transit Strike  Article Patrick 
Oct 06, 2005 01:00pm Investigation Kentucky Is Investigating Finances of a College Once Led by Weld  Article RP 
Jun 22, 2004 12:00am News Former Gov. Weld attends gay wedding in Mass.  Article RP 

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FAMILY
Wife Susan Roosevelt Weld Jul 07, 1975- 00, 2002
Wife Leslie Marshall 00, 0000-
Father In-Law Quentin Roosevelt II 1919-1948

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MA US President - R Primary - Mar 01, 2016 R Jeb Bush
MA US President - R Primary - Mar 01, 2016 R John Kasich
MA District 4 - R Primary - Sep 06, 2012 R Elizabeth Childs
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MA US Senate - Special R Primary - Dec 08, 2009 R Scott Brown
US President - Popular Vote - Nov 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
NY US President - Nov 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
MA US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mitt Romney
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US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jul 07, 1996 R Pete Wilson
MA US President - R Primary - Mar 05, 1996 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole