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William Weld

Former governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997); Born: July 31, 1945 in Smithtown, NY

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  • B.A. in Classics, summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1966.
  • Diploma in international economics with distinction, University College, Oxford, 1967.
  • LL.D. cum laude, Harvard University Law School, 1970.

William Weld was a federal prosecutor in the United States Justice Department from 1981 to 1988. In 1991, he became a Republican governor of Massachusetts, a post he held until 1997.

In November 2006, he rejoined the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in its New York office.

William Weld has also tried his luck as a mystery writer (Mackerel by Moonlight, 1998), according to the magazine Mother Jones with limited success.


William Weld entry at the Official Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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