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Michael Froman
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United States Trade Representative
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 21, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Term limitsN/A
High schoolThe Branson School
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
J.D.Harvard University
Ph.D.Oxford University
BirthdayAugust 20, 1962
Place of birthSan Rafael, California
Office website
Michael B. Froman (b. August 20, 1962, in San Rafael, California) is the current United States Trade Representtive. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2013, by a vote of 93-4.[1]

He previously served as


McDonough was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, and graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He earned his master's degree from Georgetown University before beginning his career in politics.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of McDonough's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1992: Graduated from St. John's University
  • 1996: Earned master's degree from Georgetown University
  • 1996-1999: Staffer for the House International Relations Committee
  • 1999-2004: Foreign Policy Advisor for Sen. Tom Daschle
  • 2004-2006: Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress
  • 2006-2008: Foreign Policy Advisor for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
  • 2008-2009: Member of Barack Obama's transition team
  • 2009-2010: Director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council
  • 2009-2010: Acting Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
  • 2010-2013: Deputy National Security Advisor
  • 2013-Present: White House Chief of Staff


McDonough is married with three children.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Kirk
U.S. Trade Representative
Succeeded by