William Weld

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William Floyd Weld
68th Governor
of Massachusetts
January 3, 1991—July 29, 1997
Predecessor: Michael Dukakis
Successor: Paul Cellucci
Personal Details
Birth: (1945-07-31) July 31, 1945 (age 78)
Smithtown, New York
Education: Harvard University (JD)
University College, Oxford
Occupation: Attorney, Businessman
Residence: New York City, New York
Party: Republican (Before 2016; 2019-present)[1]
Libertarian (2016-2019)

William Floyd "Bill" Weld (born July 31, 1945) is an attorney, businessman, and politician living in New York City. He is the 68th Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1991-1997. In 2016, Weld became Gary Johnson's running mate as the Libertarian Party Nominee for Vice-President of the United States.

2016 Vice-Presidential Campaign

2016 Libertarian National Convention


  • Gary Johnson, 29th Governor of New Mexico, 2012 Libertarian Presidential Nominee
  • Jim Gray, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County, California, 2012 Libertarian Vice-Presidential Nominee
  • Marc Allan Feldman, 2016 Candidate for President of the United States
  • Alicia Dearn, 2016 Candidate for Vice-President of the United States



2016 United States Presidential Election
Party Candidate/Running Mate Electoral Votes Percent Votes
Republican Donald Trump / Mike Pence 304 45.93% 62,985,134
Democratic Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine 227 48.02% 65,853,652
Libertarian Gary Johnson / Bill Weld 0 3.29% 4,489,341
Green Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka 0 1.06% 1,457,226
Independent Evan McMullin / Mindy Finn 0 0.53% 732,273
Constitution Darrell Castle / Scott Bradley 0 0.15% 203,091
Socialism and Liberation Gloria LaRiva / Eugene Puryear 0 0.05% 74,405
Various All Others 7 0.97% 1,330,468

2020 Campaign for President of the United States

On February 15, 2019 Weld announced his formation of an exploratory committee to run for president of the United States.[3]

On April 15, 2019, Weld announced his candidacy for president of the United States, seeking the Republican Party nomination against incumbent US President Donald Trump.[4]

On March 17 2020, Donald Trump secured enough delegates to receive the Republican nomination for President. Bill Weld suspended his campaign the next day.[5]