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Revision as of 18:42, 4 June 2014

Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx official portrait.jpg
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Elections and appointments
NominatedApril 29, 2013
ConfirmedJune 27, 2013
AppointedJuly 2, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte City Council
Campaign Manager for Rep. Mel Watt
High schoolWest Charlotte High School
Bachelor'sDavidson College
J.D.New York University School of Law
Date of birthApril 30, 1971
Place of birthCharlotte, North Carolina
Office website
Anthony Renard Foxx (b. April 30, 1971, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is the current United States Secretary 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]


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]


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


Executive Departments of the United States

Executive Departments
Department of DefenseDepartment of StateDepartment of Homeland SecurityDepartment of JusticeDepartment of CommerceDepartment of EducationDepartment of the TreasuryDepartment of AgricultureDepartment of EnergyDepartment of LaborDepartment of TransportationDepartment of the InteriorDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Housing and Urban Development

Department Secretaries
Ashton CarterJohn KerryJeh JohnsonEric HolderPenny PritzkerArne DuncanJack LewTom VilsackErnest MonizTom PerezAnthony FoxxSally JewellSylvia Mathews BurwellRobert McDonaldJulian Castro


Foxx is married with two children.[5]

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Preceded by
Ray LaHood
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Succeeded by
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