|Born||July 25, 1925|
|Died||November 20, 2009(aged 84)|
|Alma mater||Michigan State University|
He was nominated at the party's national convention on July 20, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. During a 2009 interview with Monmouth University's school newspaper, Weill expressed interest in running again in 2012, but he died at his home on November 20, 2009.
Weill, a graduate of Michigan State University, and was a decorated World War II veteran, who earned four Battle Stars and served aboard the USS Pennsylvania. He was a Boy Scout instructor. He was invited to the White House Conference on Small Business three times: in 1980, 1985, and 1990.
In the 1990s, Weill founded the Independent Party of Mississippi. In 1997, the Independent Party of Mississippi became the official state affiliate of the national Reform Party and renamed itself the Mississippi Reform Party.
In 2004, Weill campaigned for the Reform Party's 2004 presidential nomination, but withdrew his candidacy after Ralph Nader announced his intention to seek the party's nomination. Weill endorsed Nader and contributed thousands of dollars to his political campaigns.
At the Reform Party's 2008 national convention, Frank McEnulty of California, the 2008 presidential candidate of the New American Independent Party, was nominated to be Weill's vice-presidential running-mate. However, the party could not announce the results of the national convention on its website until October, due to a court order obtained by another faction of the party. The rebel faction also prevented Weill from appearing on the ballot in any of the states in which the party retained access, excluding Mississippi.
Weill died in November 2009. His former running-mate, Frank McEnulty, stated: "Ted truly believed in trying to do what was best for the country and it is what had driven him to spend so much time, money and effort on his campaign and in support of the Reform Party."