Tribpedia: Ron Kirk


Ron Kirk (born 1954) is the U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration.

As trade representative, Kirk serves as the President's trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues. He is the first African American to hold this position.

He served as mayor of Dallas in 1995 to 2002 and narrowly lost by a margin of 43 to ...


Ron Kirk: The TT Interview

The U.S. trade representative took a brief time-out during his visit to Austin last week to talk with the Tribune about trade with Mexico, public perception of the Obama administration, Dallas politics and his own political future.