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Anthony Foxx
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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 March 4, 2013, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on May 16, 2013.[2][3] Moniz' confirmation process was one of many to have an extended wait in 2013.[3]

He previously served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy, as well as Associate Director of Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.[4]

Biography

Moniz was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and attended B.M.C. Durfee High School before graduating from Boston College.[1] He earned a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Stanford University. Moniz has directed and served on the boards of scientific organizations and was the co-head of the MIT Energy Initiative before becoming Secretary of Energy.[5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Moniz' academic, professional and political career:[4][5][6][7]

  • 1966: Graduated from Boston College
  • 1972: Earned Ph.D. from Stanford University
  • 1973-1991: Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1991-1995: Department Head at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1995-1997: Associate Director of Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • 1997-2001: Under Secretary of the Department of Energy
  • 2001-2013: Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2006-2013: Director of MIT Energy Initiative
  • 2009-2013: Member of Science and Technology Advisory Council
  • 2013-Present: U.S. Secretary of Energy

Confirmation vote

Moniz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate unanimously on May 16, 2013.[8]

Ernest Moniz Confirmation vote, May 16, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 53 0 53
Republican Party Republicans 42 0 42
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 97 0 97


Personal

Moniz is married with one child. His wife works as a professor of Portuguese.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Chu
U.S. Secretary of Energy
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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