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|37th United States Secretary of Commerce|
October 21, 2011 – June 21, 2012
|Preceded by||Gary F. Locke|
|Succeeded by||Penny Pritzker|
|Born||July 24, 1943
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Stanford University (BA)
Yale University (JD)
John E. Bryson (born July 24, 1943) is the former United States Secretary of Commerce, the 37th person to hold the post since its establishment in 1913. Prior to this, he served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison and as director of The Boeing Company.
After graduating from law school, Bryson helped start the Natural Resources Defense Council. From 1976 to 1979, Bryson served as chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board. From 1979 to 1982, he served as president of the California Public Utilities Commission.
The Senate confirmed Bryson as Secretary of Commerce on October 20, 2011. He was sworn in on October 21, 2011. On June 21, 2012 Bryson resigned from his position.
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