Confirmation of US Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer
U.S. Trade Representative
Donald Trump has nominated Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative.
Robert Emmet Lighthizer (born October 11, 1947), is an American lawyer.
Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, Lighthizer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Juris Doctor in 1973 from Georgetown University. After his studies, he worked as a lawyer. He has for a long time represented the U.S. steel industry. In the 1980s, he served as deputy trade representative during President Ronald Reagan's administration.