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Robert Mosbacher dies at 82; Commerce secretary under President George H.W. Bush
Robert Mosbacher dies at 82; Commerce secretary under President George H.W. Bush

Robert Mosbacher, who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, and helped lay the foundation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has died. He was 82.Mosbacher died Sunday in Houston after a yearlong fight with pancreatic cancer, family spokesman Jim McGrath said.Mosbacher, a Texas oilman, was a powerful Republican fundraiser who served at the top echelons of Bush's presidential campaigns and most recently was a general campaign chairman for Sen. John McCain's 2008 GOP presidential race."Together we shared a journey that led to the presidency, the mountaintop of American politics, and there we worked together to help America more...

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