Commerce Head Resigns Following Seizure, Car Crashes

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- John Bryson announced Thursday he would step down from his post as Secretary of Commerce following an incident earlier this month in which he suffered a seizure and was involved in a series of car accidents in Southern California.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s employees, Bryson, 68, said he needed to resign to “prevent distractions” to the work the agency does.

“The work that you do to help America’s entrepreneurs and businesses build our economy and create jobs is more important now...
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