Ron Kirk chosen as trade representative

CHICAGO (AP) - Austin College alum and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk is president-elect Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. trade representative.

Kirk is a Dallas lawyer who was the first black to be elected the city's mayor. He's described by associates as a skilled negotiator who has worked well with the business community.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce vice president John Murphy says Kirk has a "real-world appreciation for the importance of trade to the economy."

Kirk was chairman for Obama's campaign in Texas.

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