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Ron Kirk

Ron Kirk
Personal data
Date of birthJune 27, 1954(age 62)
Place of birthAustin, Texas, United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseMatrice Ellis
Children2 daughters
ResidenceDallas, Texas
Alma materAustin College
University of Texas
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionMethodism
16th United States Trade Representative
Assumed officeMarch 18, 2009
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyPeter Allgeier
Preceded bySusan Schwab
57th Mayor of Dallas
In officeJune 5, 1995 - February 20, 2002
Succeeded byLaura Miller
Preceded bySteve Bartlett
97th Secretary of State of Texas
In officeApril 4, 1994 - January 17, 1995
GovernorAnn Richards
Succeeded byAntonio Garza
Preceded byJohn Hannah

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Ronald "Ron" Kirk (born June 27, 1954) is the 16th United States Trade Representative, serving in the Obama administration. He served as mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1995 to 2002; he also ran for the United States Senate in 2002.


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