Bill Richardson former N.M. governor who worked to free Americans held abroad dies

Bill Richardson former N.M. governor who worked to free Americans held abroad dies

Former New Mexico governor,
U.S.
ambassador for United Nations,
and a Nobel Prize nominee,
Bill Richardson is dead at the age of 75.
News of his death came this morning from his
diplomacy organization,
the Richardson Center for Global Engagement,
saying he died in sleep
in his home in Massachusetts.
Richardson won a congressional seat for northern New Mexico in 1982.
In 97,
he resigned from Congress to join the Clinton administration as a U.N.
ambassador
and became Secretary of Energy in 98,
before becoming the governor of New Mexico in 2002.
He’s also known for being a diplomat,
having helped free American soldiers from Iraq and
U.S.
journalists from Myanmar,
Russia,
and Sudan.
Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyadishima reacting on his
Twitter saying,
I am saddened to hear that my good friend recently nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize has passed away.
This is a massive loss for our state,
country,
and the world.
President Joe Biden highlighting Richardson’s life work in a statement saying his most lasting
legacy will be the work he did to free Americans,
in some of the most dangerous places on Earth.

One death reported after storms leave thousands stranded at Burning Man Festival

Leave a Comment