William E. Brock

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William E. Brock "is counselor and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Since 1996 he has chaired Intellectual Development Systems, Inc., which he also founded. He serves on the boards of the Committee for Economic Development, the Bretton Woods Committee, Jobs for the Future, The Merrow Report, Kids Voting USA, the Council for Basic Education, the New Standards Project, ResCare, and the American Council for Capital Formation.

"Senator Brock served the in U.S. Congress as representative from Tennessee’s Third District (1963–1970) and as senator (1971–1976). He chaired the Republican National Committee (1977–1980) and served as U.S. trade representative (1981–1985) and as secretary of labor (1985–1987). Senator Brock was one of the four founders of the National Endowment for Democracy. He was recognized (by the Financial Times of London, among others) as an initial father of the successful Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations—and of its result, the World Trade Organization. In 1993, the National Academy of Human Resources awarded Senator Brock its highest tribute for outstanding life achievement in advancing human development. Senator Brock received a bachelor of science in commerce degree from Washington and Lee University, served as a lieutenant (J.G.) in the U.S. Navy, and later became vice president of the Brock Candy Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is founder and former chairman of The Brock Group, a firm specializing in international trade, investment, and human resources (1988–1995)." [1]

"William E. Brock (Director since 2000) is Chairman of Intellectual Development Systems, Inc. Annapolis, Maryland, a firm he founded in 1996. He has served as Senior Counsel and Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. since 1994. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Brock served as Chairman of the Brock Group, a consulting firm. From 1988 to 1991, he served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy. From 1985 to 1987, he served as the United States Secretary of Labor and from 1981 to 1985, he was a United States Trade Representative." [2]


William Brock, on November 20, 1983, as a Special U.S. Trade Representative and along with Jesse Helms, helped celebrate "Tobacco Day, U.S.A.," a event held in Raleigh, North Carolina, to focus attention on the economic benefits of tobacco and away from concerns about the health hazards of smoking.[3] At the event to kick off the day's rally, Curtis H. Judge, president of Lorillard stated, "We must fight shoulder to shoulder until we have restored balance and reason in debates concerning tobacco."[4]

In 1985, Brock was Appointed secretary of Labor.[5]

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  1. Advisory Council, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, accessed August 26, 2008.

External links

  • "William E. Brock", Center for Strategic and International Studies, Accessed October 2006.

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