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|27th United States Secretary of Labor|
April 28, 2017 – July 19, 2019
|Preceded by||Tom Perez|
|Succeeded by||Eugene Scalia|
|Dean of Florida International University College of Law|
July 1, 2009 – April 28, 2017
|Preceded by||Leonard Strickman|
|United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida|
June 11, 2005 – June 5, 2009
Acting: June 11, 2005 – August 3, 2006
|President||George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Marcos D. Jiménez|
|Succeeded by||Wifredo A. Ferrer|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights|
August 22, 2003 – June 11, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Bradley Schlozman (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Wan J. Kim|
Rene Alexander Acosta
January 16, 1969
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jan Elizabeth Williams|
|Education||Harvard College (B.S.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Rene Alexander "Alex" Acosta (born January 16, 1969) is an American attorney. Acosta was the 27th United States Secretary of Labor serving from April 28, 2017 until July 19, 2019. He was the dean of the Florida International University College of Law from 2009 through 2017. He is Republican. On February 16, 2017, he was announced as President Donald Trump's nominee for the United States Secretary of Labor.
Acosta was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Labor Relations Board and later served in that administration as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
United States Secretary of Labor (since 2017)
On April 27, 2017, Acosta was confirmed by the U. S. Senate by a 60–38 vote. Acosta announced on July 12, 2019 his resignation effective July 19.
Acosta is married to Jan Elizabeth Williams. They both live in Miami.
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