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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Former Dallas Mayor selected by Obama as Trade Rep.

Ron Kirk (photo @ Democratic Party State Convention in June, 2008)
Former Dallas Mayor

Nearing completion of his Cabinet, President-Elect Barack Obama has selected former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk as U.S. trade representative, officials said Thursday.

Kirk, a partner in the Dallas office of the Houston-based powerhouse law and lobbying firm Vinson & Elkins, was the first black to be elected Dallas Mayor.

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