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  U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Resigns After Medical Leave
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Last EditedScottĀ³  Jun 21, 2012 10:29am
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AuthorWilliam McQuillen
News DateThursday, June 21, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description"U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned, less than two weeks after he was treated for a seizure following a series of minor traffic accidents.

Bryson, 68, who has been in office since October, was found unconscious in his Lexus June 9, after the second of two collisions, police said. He had a seizure, according to his office. He took medical leave June 11.

In a letter to the agency today, he said he was resigning to prevent his situation from becoming a distraction to the agency.

The Commerce secretary, whose agency has 47,000 employees and a $7.5 billion budget, drove his car into the rear of stopped vehicle and five minutes later struck another car two miles away. Police had been investigating possible felony hit-and-run charges."
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