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}}{{tnr}}'''Anthony Renard Foxx''' (b. April 30, 1971, in Charlotte, [[North Carolina]]) is the current Secretary of the Department of Transportation.<ref name="nytnomination">[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/us/charlotte-mayor-is-nominated-for-transportation-secretary.html?_r=0 ''New York Times'', "Charlotte Mayor Is Chosen as Transportation Chief," April 29, 2013]</ref> He was nominated on April 29, 2013, and unanimously [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] on June 27, 2013, with a 100-0 vote.<ref name="confirmation">[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s165 ''GovTrack'', "On the Nomination: Anthony Renard Foxx," June 27, 2013]</ref>
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Anthony Renard Foxx''' (b. April 30, 1971, in Charlotte, [[North Carolina]]) is the current Secretary of the Department of Transportation.<ref name="nytnomination">[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/us/charlotte-mayor-is-nominated-for-transportation-secretary.html?_r=0 ''New York Times'', "Charlotte Mayor Is Chosen as Transportation Chief," April 29, 2013]</ref> He was nominated on April 29, 2013, and unanimously [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] on June 27, 2013, with a 100-0 vote.<ref name="confirmation">[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s165 ''GovTrack'', "On the Nomination: Anthony Renard Foxx," June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
He previously served as the youngest ever Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the Charlotte City Council prior to that.<ref name="officialbio">[http://www.dot.gov/secretary ''U.S. Department of Transportation'', "Meet the Secretary," accessed December 16, 2013]</ref>
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He previously served as the youngest mayor to ever serve in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the Charlotte City Council prior to that.<ref name="officialbio">[http://www.dot.gov/secretary ''U.S. Department of Transportation'', "Meet the Secretary," accessed December 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Born in Charlotte, [[North Carolina]], Foxx attended West Charlotte High School before graduating from Davidson College. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.<ref name="nyubio">[http://www.law.nyu.edu/alumni/almo/pastalmos/2012-13almos/anthonyfoxxmay ''New York University'', "Alumnus of the Month," May 2013]</ref> Foxx worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a trial attorney for the [[U.S. Department of Justice|Justice Department]] and a staff council on the [[United States House Committee on the Judiciary|House Judiciary Committee]] before being elected to the Charlotte City Council in 2005. He also worked at a private law firm, Hunton & Williams.<ref name="nyubio"/>
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Born in Charlotte, [[North Carolina]], Foxx attended West Charlotte High School before graduating from Davidson College. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.<ref name="nyubio">[http://www.law.nyu.edu/alumni/almo/pastalmos/2012-13almos/anthonyfoxxmay ''New York University'', "Alumnus of the Month," May 2013]</ref> Foxx worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a trial attorney for the [[U.S. Department of Justice|Justice Department]] and a staff council on the [[United States House Committee on the Judiciary|House Judiciary Committee]] before being elected to the Charlotte City Council in 2005. He also worked at the private law firm Hunton & Williams.<ref name="nyubio"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==

Revision as of 10:51, 2 January 2014

Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx official portrait.jpg
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedApril 29, 2013
ConfirmedJune 27, 2013
AppointedJuly 2, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
2009-2013
Charlotte City Council
2005-2009
Campaign Manager for Rep. Mel Watt
2004
Education
High schoolWest Charlotte High School
Bachelor'sDavidson College
J.D.New York University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayApril 30, 1971
Place of birthCharlotte, North Carolina
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Anthony Renard Foxx (b. April 30, 1971, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is the current Secretary of the Department of Transportation.[1] He was nominated on April 29, 2013, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2013, with a 100-0 vote.[2]

He previously served as the youngest mayor to ever serve in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the Charlotte City Council prior to that.[3]

Biography

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Foxx attended West Charlotte High School before graduating from Davidson College. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.[4] Foxx worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a trial attorney for the Justice Department and a staff council on the House Judiciary Committee before being elected to the Charlotte City Council in 2005. He also worked at the private law firm Hunton & Williams.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Foxx's academic, professional and political career:[3][5][4]

  • 1993: Graduated from Davidson College
  • 1996: Earned J.D. from New York University School of Law
  • 2004: Campaign Manager for Rep. Mel Watt
  • 2005-2009: Member of Charlotte City Council
  • 2009-2013: Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2013-Present: United States Secretary of Transportation

Confirmation vote

Foxx was confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2013, by a vote of 100-0.[2]

Anthony Foxx Confirmation vote, June 27, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 52 0 52
Republican Party Republicans 46 0 46
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 100 0 100


Personal

Foxx is married with two children.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ray LaHood
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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