Secretary of Commerce
United States of America

United States Marine Corps
Korean War

Alexander Buel Trowbridge III
Born: Dec. 12, 1929, Engelwood, Essex Co., New Jersey
Died: Apr. 27, 2006, Washington, D.C.
Parents: Alexander Buel Trowbridge II & Louise Thorne
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Occupations: engineer, oil executive, politician
Education: Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Military Service: United States Marine Corps, Korean War
Public Service: Secretary of Commerce, Johnson Administration (1967-1968)
First Marriage: not available
First Wife: Living Trowbridge
Born: not available
Second Marriage: not available
Second Wife: Living Trowbridge
Born: not available

Secretary of Commerce Alexander Buel Trowbridge


Alexander Trowbridge was born on December 12, 1929 in Engelwood, New Jersey. As a young man he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1947. After World War II he worked with various reconstruction efforts. After been working with the International Intern Program of the United Nations in Lace Success, New York he attended university and the served in the Korean War as a Marine Corps. Under the years 1954 to 1965 he served as an oil businessman. In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson made him Assistant Secretary of Commerce, in 19 January, 1967 he became acting secretary of commerce. He became ordinary secretary of commerce in 14 June, 1967 and served to 1 March, 1968. he resigned to involve himself with the business life of theUnited States. As Secretary he proposed to re-merge the Department of Commerce with the Department of Labor.

(From the United States Dept. of Commerce web site)