Bill Bledsoe was born on July 27, 1919, in Cheyenne County, Colorado at the present Bledsoe Ranch headquarters.
He graduated from Colorado State University in 1942 with a Bachelor’s Degree in general agriculture.
In 1947 he married Helen Rooney of Haddam, Kansas. They raised 3 daughters and a son on the Bledsoe Ranch.
He was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1952 and served until 1954. Then from 1954 to 1966 Bill served in the Colorado Senate. During his terms of office in the senate, he served as the chairman of Business Affairs, on the game and fish committee and on the Agricultural Committee.
He has been a member of the Lincoln County Stockgrowers Association since 1950, and served as its first president. Bill also served on the Cheyenne County Nursing Home Board for 20 years. For several terms he has served on the board of directors for NCDC (a data processing company in Mandan, North Dakota). Currently he serves as an Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Diretor, a position be has enjoyed since 1966.