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Nomination of William E. Brock To Be United States Trade Representative

January 20, 1981

The President today nominated William E. Brock to be United States Trade Representative. Mr. Brock will be a member of the Cabinet, and he will report to the President.

Since 1977 Mr. Brock has been chairman of the Republican National Committee. From 1970 to 1977, he served as United States Senator from Tennessee, and from 1962 to 1970, he represented the Third Congressional District of Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Mr. Brock was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on November 23, 1930. He attended Washington and Lee University, where he earned a B.S. in 1953. Following his service as an officer in the United States Navy, Mr. Brock became associated with the Brock Candy Co. as a marketing executive.

He was elected to the Congress in 1962 and throughout his service was active in Republican Party building efforts, serving as head of the National Young Voters Programs in 1972. In 1974 Mr. Brock was selected to head the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Mr. Brock is married to the former Laura (Muffet) Handly, and they have four children: Bill, Oscar, Hutchey, and John.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of William E. Brock To Be United States Trade Representative Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247002