June 20th, 2016 | By: Peg O’Laughlin
On June 17th, 2016, Irving A. Williamson became Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). He succeeded outgoing Chairman Meredith M. Broadbent, whose term expired on June 16, 2016. Williamson, the senior Democrat on the Commission, became Chairman by operation of law in the absence of a Presidential designation.
A Democrat of New York, Williamson was nominated to the USITC by President George W. Bush on September 7, 2006; renominated on January 9, 2007; and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 1, 2007. He was sworn in as a member of the Commission on February 7, 2007, for a term expiring on June 16, 2014. He previously served as Chairman of the USITC for the term June 17, 2012, to June 16, 2014. He served as Vice Chairman of the USITC for the term June 17, 2010, to June 16, 2012.
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